Family trip to Brother’s Water

Great for paddling with the little people
With lots of little beaches to open water swim, fish or paddle from

A family day to Brothers Water from Eusemere Lodge

What a peaceful tranquil place – we  took a short drive from Eusemere Lodge in Pooley Bridge to Brothers Water. This is a 20 minutes from Ullswater. Brothers Water is in the Hartsop valley and is a small lake in the eastern region of the Lake District. Once called Broad Water, it lies at the northern end of Kirkstone Pass, affording picturesque views on the descent towards Patterdale.

 Walking near Brother Water

There is parking at Cowbridge Car Park CA11 0NZ  which you can take a short walk along a river to the waters edge . Following the path from the car this leads you to an area at the far end of the water, which would be suitable for a picnic or to sit and take in the natural beauty that is surrounding it.

There is a 3.7km walk you can do – Miles Without Stiles 2: Brothers Water : Lake District National Park will give you a route map.

This is one of the smallest waters in the Lakes – originally called Broad water but was changed due to 2 brothers drowning in it. Although there is this tragic history on this water, despite this the water is still inviting and although this was a cold day when I visited – I could clearly envisage my friends and relatives with little ones paddling on various places on this walk in the warmer months. For this reason I fancy a dip with open water swimming in there when the weather gets a little warmer.  

Fishing in Brother Water

The small lake  sustains a  trout population and is one of four locations in the Lake District to harbour a rare species of fish, the Schelly.

Fishing in Brothers water is available from March to September. Brothers Water offers Shelly fish  and although you don’t require a permit to fish in here.  You will need a National Park Authority Rod License and this can be purchased on a daily, weekly or annual basis from Pooley Bridge or Glenridding Tourist Office.  Fishing tackle is available at St Patricks  boat boarding.

After your visit to Brothers water – try your hand fishing from the grounds at Eusemere Lodge  from the River Eamont for Brown Trout.  Or from the shore off Ullswater  fish for Char, Shell, perch, pike or brown trout. 

Deprecated: Directive 'allow_url_include' is deprecated in Unknown on line 0