Persons seeking to gain access or travel upon the River Eamont must first seek permission from the Dalemain Estate Office (017684 86450), failure to do so may lead to legal action as, deemed appropriate by the Eamont Owners' Association members.
Please note that permission will not be made available during the month of November, when salmon are spawning on the river. Permission may also be denied at other times as deemed appropriate i.e. water levels & shooting events. Our gamekeeper Sam Cropper monitors the River Eamont and it's traffic and reports any unauthorised access.
Dragging canoes across the river bed is forbidden as this damages the shale beds and salmon egg beds. Canoes & kayaks must be carried if there is insufficient water. Where access has been arranged well ahead of the trip it is advisable to ring the estate office during dry periods to check if water levels are sufficient for canoeing before setting off for the river.
Canoeists are requested to take care when encountering fishermen on the river and wait for the fisherman to acknowledge their presence and then indicate which side of the river it is safe to pass. Care should always be taken as the flies and hooks being used can be very dangerous.
The river can be accessed from Lake Ullswater, the car park at Pooley Bridge or Pooley Mill (no parking available).
If you wish to exit the River at Brougham Castle, please seek permission from Mr J S Slack at Brougham Castle Farm, Tel. (01768) 862123.
If you wish to continue downstream to the River Eden please seek permission from Mr John Robson at H & H Bowe, Tel (01228) 640920.
WELCOME to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens - Easter & Summer Opening times
The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 6th April 2014. We are open Sunday to Thursday 10.30am to 5pm.
PENRITH REMEMBERS 1914 - 1918
Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1
Penrith Remembers has now collated all the local events for the coming year which commemorates the beginning of the First World War. It will be launched at Dalemain on 8 April 2014. This will be attended by Brigadier Chris Coles.
Dalemain Wins HHA/Christie's Prestigious Garden of the Year Award 2013
The charming English gardens of Dalemain, nestled in the Lake District, have won the 2013 Garden of the Year Award sponsored by the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s. This prestigious national award, now in its 29th year, is designed to recognise the importance of gardens with outstanding horticultural and public appeal, either in their own right or as the setting for an historic house.
Dalemain wins prestigious Heritage Award for best event 2012
Dalemain has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event 2012 - The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.