Devoke Water is the largest tarn in the Lake District and lies on Birker Fell, at an altitude of 223 m (770 ft). It is around 1 km (0.6 mi) west of the road between Ulpha and Eskdale and a bridlepath runs directly to it. It is included in Wainwright’s volumes about the outlying fells of the Lake District, where he recommends an anti-clockwise walk around the perimeter, starting and ending on the road to the east and passing the summits of Rough Crag, Water Crag, White Pike, Yoadcastle, Woodend Height and Seat How.
Fishing rights to Devoke Water belong to Millom & District Angling Association which stocks the waters with brown trout. Perch are also found in waters, but fishing is restricted to members only.