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.
CHRISTMAS AT DALEMAIN
Dalemain Christmas Lunches In the Mediaeval Hall from Sun 8th & Sun 15th until Wed 18th December
The perfect setting for a traditional festive treat, whether you're a group of work colleagues, family or friends. We also cater for larger groups & parties and can book a separate date if required.
Why not combine your visit with a glass of mulled wine and a walk through the Estate to Dacre Castle and back before lunch. The walk is one mile each way and a Dacre walk leaflet will be given out with your mulled wine.
Also, Christmas Gifts at Dalemain The perfect and unique gift for a friend or loved one...........
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.
Yet another record number of jars sent into the World's Original Marmalade Awards held at Dalemain annually in March
An international competition founded by Jane Hasell-McCosh. For the past eight years, Dalemain has hosted The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival firmly placing it at the centre of the marmalade map. From 50 jars in 2005, the Awards have grown each year and this year, nearly 2,000 jars of marmalade were entered and judged.
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.