Dacre Beck

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Dacre beck near Stainton.

Dacre Beck is a small river in Cumbria, England.[1][2]

Dacre Beck rises on the north side of Gowbarrow Fell and flows north past Ulcat Row, picking up streams from Lowthwaite and Matterdale End, traversing a valley between Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell, before changing its course to eastward at Thackthwaite.

The beck collects more streams at Hutton, one of which comes south from Berrier past Beckces, near to Penruddock. From here, Dacre Beck flows past the ancient settlement of Dacre.

The beck is a tributary of the River Eamont, which it joins at Dalemain near Stainton.

Dacre Beck is a Celtic river name meaning the trickling one.[3]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 90 Penrith & Keswick (Ambleside) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2011. ISBN 9780319232064. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Mills, A.D. (2011) [first published 1991]. A Dictionary of British Place Names (First edition revised 2011 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 145. ISBN 9780199609086. 

Coordinates: 54°37′57″N 2°48′35″W / 54.6325°N 2.8097°W / 54.6325; -2.8097