Canoeing & Kayaking the River Eamont

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 granted 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.

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Further information contact the Dalemain Estate Office on 017684 86450 or email estateadmin@dalemain.com