The Eye Brook

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The Eye Brook

Rising near Tilton on the Hill in East Leicestershire, the Eye Brook flows through 30km of quintessentially English countryside, and for half of its length forms the county boundary with Rutland. It meets the River Welland downstream of Caldecott under the watchful eye of Rockingham Castle.

This catchment has a rich history, and along with the River Chater, contains fragments of ancient woodland that once formed the royal hunting forest of Leighfield. The rural, rolling nature of the Eye Brook landscape is dotted with stone villages and is ideal for a cycling or walking adventure!

The lower section of this tributary is characterised by the 497 acre Eyebrook Reservoir that was built in the 1930s to supply water to the steel industry in Corby. Although it’s a peaceful fishery today, the deep throaty sound of Lancaster bombers filled the air here in May 1943 as it served as a training ground for the Dambusters raids of World War II.

Discover the Eye Brook Catchment...

Great Merrible Wood
Wardley Wood
Tilton Cutting
The Allerton Project
Eyebrook Trout Fishery
Café Ventoux