Lake Gormire

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the Trust's involvement with Lake Gormire, a Site of Special Scientific Interest in North Yorkshire, covering 1960-1963. The site was first notified as an SSSI in 1954 and a revised renotification issued in 1985 when the boundaries of the SSSI expanded to include the neighbouring broadleaved woodland Garbutt Wood.


The file was weeded for duplicates by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust staff prior to deposit. Material of insufficient archival value has been removed and returned to records storage in Wakefield.

Access Information

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Acquisition Information

Deposited with the Borthwick Institute by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in 2014.


Further information on Lake Gormire can be found on Natural England's Designated Sites website:

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

Further information on Lake Gormire can be found in the records of its neighbouring reserve, Garbutt Wood, which is leased by Yorkshire Wildlife trust from the Forestry Commission.

Additional Information