In the heart of the Lake District

Eskdale Mill is located in the lovely hamlet of Boot - a gem set in one of lakeland's most beautiful valleys.

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Posted by Eskdale Mill on Monday, 14 September 2015

Set on the leafy banks of Whillan Beck, which cascades down from the flanks of Scafell, Eskdale Mill still boasts its historic working machinery, and is one of the oldest water powered corn mills in England, and is now the last remaining working mill in the lake District. This historic building and its unique machinery, has been Grade2* listed and is a vital survivor of a vanishing heritage


Eskdale Mill is open 11.30 to 5.30, from April to September, including Bank Holidays, but may be closed on Monday or Saturday. Open early evening or October to March by appointment. During April and May the mill may also be closed on Saturdays. To confirm opening times and visits outside normal hours, or for access details, please contact Dave King, the miller, on 019467 23335.

In 2006 The Eskdale Mill and Heritage Trust managed to secure funding for the purchase of the mill from Cumbria County Council, thereby saving it from sale on the open market and hopefully guaranteeing its continued operation as a piece of working history. The Trust details are on the Mill Blog