Eskdale Mill is Grade II Listed and is the last operating, water-powered corn mill in the Lake District National Park. Each building is full of character and the superb vernacular architecture. The Mill contains rare working original features.
Eskdale Corn Mill is Grade II listed and is the last working water-powered mill in the Lake District National Park. It is situated in the village of Boot, at the terminus of the Ravenglass & Eskdale narrow-gauge steam railway. It was first opened to the public in the 1970s.
The grant award was to cover revenue and capital works to restore the mill, its wheels, machinery and outbuildings (including the miller’s cottage), so that it can continue to operate as a working mill and visitor attraction. The capital works also included the enhancement of visitor facilities and improving access, interpretation, educational materials and signage. The revenue element was to fund a programme of activities to promote the mill and attract more visitors.
Immerse yourself in natural surroundings and discover the delightful water corn mill. You can:
- Enjoy the newly restored waterwheels, milling machinery, interactive exhibitions and beautiful grounds.
- Picnic in their wooded grounds.
- Relax in the beckside lawned garden.
- Find peace alongside the sound of flowing water.
- Fun activities for all the family.
- Increased volunteering opportunities.
- Eskdale Mill heritage to be in better condition be better managed.
- People will have developed skills particularly in: visitor management, guided tours, mill maintenance, grounds maintenance and health and safety.
- More people and a wider range of people will have engaged with heritage.