An old clay pit of between 1 and 2 acres not far from the village of Claxton, seven miles north-east of York. Surrounded by a small patch of woodland the lake is very sheltered, and has lush growths of lilies in the summer months. A range of fish species are present, including some large carp, along with bream, tench, roach and perch. The state of the crucian carp population that were present in the 1980's is currently unknown. The pond also has a good head of pike.