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Devoke Water

 

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Over the years there have been many disputes regarding the right to fish in Devoke Water. In 1605 the Stanleys went to the extreme lengths of making the tenants at Woodend sign an agreement that prevented them from fishing the streams that ran into the tarn; regardless of the fact that these were actually on Ulpha Land. During the mid eighteenth century the Stanley family employed a fisherman from Dalegarth, who would in turn charge locals 2 shillings for the right to fish in here.

They were so concerned about fish stocks that the tarn was closely watched during the spawning season. It looks as though their biggest issue was with the residents from Ulpha. The bailiff, Henry Hartley was known to break the rods of any Ulpha residents he caught fishing the tarn; once again this was done regardless of the fact that they were fishing on Ulpha land at the south side of the tarn.


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17th April 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 35
  Devoke Water and Holehouse Tarn 6.8 mile 1300 ft
Birker Fell Road - Devoke Water - Rigg Beck - Woodend Height - Yoadcastle - Stainton Pike - Holehouse Tarn - fellside above Woodend - Devoke Water - Birker Fell Road
 

19th June 2013
  A walk around the Devoke Water fells 8 mile 2000 ft
Birker Fell Road - Devoke Water - Rigg Beck - Woodend Height - Yoadcastle - Stainton Pike - Holehouse Tarn - Whitfell - Storthes - Hesk Fell - Woodend Bridge - Birker Fell Road
 

4th June 2010
  A hazy walk onto Whitfell 7.6 mile 1710 ft
Birker Fell Road - Devoke Water - Rowantree How - Woodend Height - Yoadcastle - Stainton Pike - Holehouse Tarn - Whitfell - Standing Stone - above Storthes - above Cockley Moss - Woodend Bridge - Birker Fell Road
 

12th April 2010
  An evening walk around Devoke Water 3.5 mile 400 ft
Birker Fell Road - Devoke Water - Water Crag - Rough Crag - Birker Fell Road
 

20th March 2009
  An afternoon of seclusion from Devoke Water to Barnscar Settlement 6.3 mile 600 ft
Birker Fell Road - Devoke Water - un-named top (SD 141 968) - Barnscar Settlement - path back towards Devoke Water - Devoke Water north shore line - Birker Fell Road
 

17th August 2008
  Squelch, squelch, squelch from Devoke Water to Black Combe 12.3 mile 2700 ft
Birker Fell Road - Devoke Water - Woodend Height - Yoadcastle - Stainton Pike - Holehouse Tarn - Whitfell - Burn Moor - Buck Barrow - Corney Fell Road - Stoneside Hill - Whitecombe Moss - Black Combe - Whicham Church
 

12th May 2008
  An evening walk above Eskdale 3.8 mile 920 ft
Birker Fell Road - Garner Bank - Brantrake Crags - Black Beck - Water Crag - Devoke Water - Birker Fell Road
 

13th September 2007
  An evening around Devoke Water 3.4 mile 540 ft
Birker Fell Road - Devoke Water - Water Crag - Rough Crag - Birker Fell Road
 

14th March 2007
  A remote walk on the fells around Devoke Water 9 mile 1985 ft
Birker Fell Road - Woodend Bridge - Hesk Fell - Holehouse Tarn - Whitfell - Stainton Pike - Yoadcastle - White Pike - Devoke Water - Birker Fell Road
 

26th September 2006
  A walk around the remote area near Devoke Water. 4.5 mile 676 ft
Birker Fell Road - Devoke Water - un-named peak - Water Crag - Rough Crag - Birker Fell Road
 

28th April 2006
  Devoke Water and some of the remote south western fells 7.9 mile 2060 ft
Birker Fell Road - Devoke Water - Yoadcastle - Stainton Pike - Whitfell - Storthes - Hesk Fell - Birker Fell Road
 

14th August 2005
  The remote fells around Devoke Water. 8.7 mile 1952 ft
Woodend - Hesk Fell - Whitfell - Holehouse Tarn - Stainton Pike - Yoadcastle - Devoke Water - Woodend
 

29th April 2005
  Devoke Water, Yoadcastle and Hesk Fell. 5.5 mile 1348 ft
Birker Fell Road - Devoke Water - Yoadcastle - Hesk Fell - Birker Fell Road
 

25th June 2004
  A walk in the remote fells South West of Eskdale. 7.8 mile 1804 ft
Woodend Bridge - Hesk Fell - Holehouse Tarn - Stainton Pike - Whitfell - Yoadcastle - Devoke Water - Birker Fell Road - Woodend Bridge
 

22nd February 2004
  A walk to devoke Water and Yoadcastle. 6.1 mile 1526 ft
Birker Fell road - Devoke Water - White Pike - Yoadcastle - Water Crag - Rough Crag - Birker Fell Road
 



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