Devoke Water

Location : Eskdale Green / Ulpha

Grid Ref : SD 160970
 

On Birker Fell, between Eskdale and Ulpha.

 

 

Devoke Water is the largest, and one of the highest, tarns in the Lake District, and lies on Birker Fell, half a mile to the west of the road between Ulpha and Eskdale. It is at an altitude of 770 feet (223m), has a depth of 46 feet, and is almost a mile in length.

 

Devoke Water and Yoadcastle from Rough Crag.

It can be reached via a bridle track from the fell road. There is a two-storey stone boathouse-cum-refuge and a ruined stable. Devoke Water has an outlet in the northwest, via Black Beck, which, after a short distance, plunges over rocks down a 26ft cascade, towards the River Esk.

 

Devoke Water from the side of Hesk Fell.

 

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