Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust

Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust (EMHT) is a registered charity.

Since 1976, Eskdale Mill has been open as a visitor attraction for public enjoyment.

In 2006 EMHT bought Eskdale Mill from Cumbria County Council.

EMHT was formed by local people who wanted to preserve the mill as a historic building open to the public. The Trust is dedicated to the continued operation of the mill as part of its preservation and development for public benefit, and to promotion of the history, heritage, geography and geology of Eskdale.

EMHT board of trustees

Our trustees work together to ensure a viable and sustainable future for Eskdale Mill.  They each have a role which actively contributes to the the ongoing strategic and operational requirements of all regular activities, such as chairperson, treasurer, membership secretary and charity secretary.

Are you interested in getting involved in the operations of Eskdale Mill and its heritage charity and contributing to help it flourish? Do you have a passion for heritage? Do you have expertise in historical sites, renewable energy, engineering and/or watermills? Do you have a professional background in business, charity management and/or community interest groups, finance, fundraising, health & safety, HR, IT, law, leadership, marketing, rural land management, tourism and/or web design? If so, we would welcome your active involvement and participation.

To find out more about the role of our trustees, follow this link description of EMHT trustee.

To state your interest and apply to become a trustee, please email

EMHT advisers

Our steering group welcomes the active partcipation of relevant professionals to help inform our strategic decision-making, provide sound advice and support and to maintain good partnerships. Our advisers currently consist of several individuals whose backgrounds range from conservation, tourism and historical buildings expertise.

To find out more about the role of our advisers, please follow this link description of role of EMHT adviser

To apply to become an adviser, please email

Charity no: 1113837

Company limited by guarantee, n0: 5743618.