Devoke Water can be reached by a bridle track. There is a two-storey stone boathouse-cum-refuge and a ruined stable. Devoke Water has an outlet in the northwest, by way of Black Beck, which, after a short distance, plunges over rocks down a 26-foot cascade, towards the River Esk.
The fishing rights to Devoke Water are owned by Millom Anglers and it is stocked with brown trout. It also holds perch.
The Circuit of Devoke Water
One of the chapters of Alfred Wainwright's The Outlying Fells of Lakeland is a circular walk anticlockwise around Devoke Water, starting and finishing on the road to the east. He describes the summits Rough Crag at 1,049 feet, Water Crag at 997 feet, White Pike at 1,370 feet, Yoadcastle at 1,610 feet, Woodend Height at 1,597 feet and Seat How at 1,020 feet, and notes that White Pike has a "splendid columnar cairn" and a view to Muncaster Castle.
- Alfred Wainwright (1974). "The Circuit of Devoke Water". The Outlying Fells of Lakeland. Kendal: Westmorland Gazette. pp. 144–149.
|Major waters of the Lake District|
|Cumberland:||Bassenthwaite Lake • Burnmoor Tarn • Buttermere • Cogra Moss • Crummock Water • Derwent Water • Devoke Water • Ennerdale Water • Loweswater • Thirlmere • Wast Water|
|Cumb. / Westm.:||Ullswater|
|Westmorland:||Grasmere • Haweswater • Rydal Water|
|Lancs. / Westm.:||Windermere • Elter Water|
|Lancashire:||Coniston Water • Esthwaite Water • Seathwaite Tarn • Tarn Hows|