Devils Gate Power Station open day

Devils Gate Power Station, the sixth station in the Mersey-Forth Scheme, is fed by the water outflows of Cethana and Wilmot power stations.

Meeting at Barrington Hall, your tour will be bussed down to the lookout at the iconic Devils Gate Dam, a double arch concrete dam, which forms the internationally known Lake Barrington Rowing Course. From there, you will descend down to the newly refurbished Devils Gate Power Station.

We began a full modernisation of the Devils Gate machine in late 2018, upgrading the turbine and adding a digital governor, excitation and unit controller.

Get your tickets

Date:            Saturday 9 November 2019

Time:           Tours will run every 15 minutes from 10 am until 3 pm.

Location:    Barrington Hall, 54 Barrington Road, Barrington

Tour groups will depart from Barrington Hall.

Bookings are essential. Tours are FULLY BOOKED.
Devils Gate Power Station

Important information

Your safety

  • Please be advised that, for safety reasons, tour group sizes will be limited.
  • As this is a working power station and for safety reasons there is very-limited-to-no disabled and wheelchair access.
  • Please note the guided tour will involve accessing parts of the station by climbing up and down stairs.
  • ALL visitors must wear long trousers, long sleeves and sturdy closed-in, flat-heeled shoes.
  • More safety information can be found here.


  • As this is an operating power station, cameras, bags, food and drinks are not permitted inside the station and, therefore, we ask that you please leave these items in your car.
  • You are welcome to bring phones and jackets into the power stations.


Parking is available at Barrington Hall.

There will be no parking available at the lookout or power station.


We look forward to welcoming you to our power stations and hope you enjoy this unique opportunity to see inside a working hydropower station.

Further information can be obtained by contacting
© Hydro-Electric Corporation 2019