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.
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VACANCIES AT DALEMAIN - House Guides, Secretarial Support & Volunteer Gardeners
Due to increased visitor numbers we have 3 new opportunities to work at Dalemain as part of a small team helping to provide members of the public with memorable experiences based on the beauty and history of Dalemain and to thus ensure its future.
NEW: THE FACES OF ULLSWATER ART EXHIBITON at Dalemain - FREE ACCESS - SUN 5th JULY to THURS 30th JULY 2015
For the last two years Julia Stanton and Gina Farncombe have been painting portraits of people living in the Ullswater valley and last year they were joined by Beatrice Hasell-McCosh who is contributing landscapes. Together, they have painted farmers and other local residents born between the wars and who have lived in the valley for over 30 years.
'DACRE & DALEMAIN DAYS' - For Every Ticket purchased at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens a donation will be given to Dacre Church
When you visit Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens on the 'Dacre & Dalemain Days Out' and present your ticket at Dacre Church a donation from Mr & Mrs McCosh will be given.
NEW BOOK NOW: Bespoke Botanical Drawing Courses with Mark Fothergill - World Renowned Botanical Artist
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - MARK FOTHERGILL - WORLD RENOWNED BOTANICAL ARTIST
Book now to reserve a place on our new Botanical Drawing courses with Mark Fothergill, formerly Botanic Artist to Kew Gardens and Fellow of the Linnean Society.
EVENTS AT DALEMAIN DURING SUMMER - LOTS GOING ON & SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
We have a very varied & exciting programme of events taking place at Dalemain this Summer, with something for everyone ranging from Horse Carriage Driving to Food Festivals.
WELCOME TO DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS OPEN SUN to THURS - 10.30am to 5.00pm
The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 29th March 2015 and we look forward to welcoming you to Dalemain.
LATEST PRESS RELEASE: World’s Best Marmalade Makers Crowned at 2015 Marmalade Festival
WINNING MARMALADE MAKERS MORE INVENTIVE THAN EVER IN 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES AND VISITORS
Moorings available on Lake Ullswater
Contact Dalemain now to secure a licence to moor your boat on the most beautiful lake in the Lake District
GREAT TASTE AWARDS NEWS 2014
Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year's Great Taste Awards.
PENRITH REMEMBERS 1914 - 1918
Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1 at Dalemain