Eskdale Mill, Boot village, Eskdale valley CA19 1TG

We are open 5 days per week from Sunday to Thursday, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Last admission is 1/2 hour before closing.
Online booking is not required and walk-in visitors are welcome.
You will be able to visit on a first come, first served basis. You will not normally be required to wait for longer than 10 minutes.
To secure your preferred time slot, you can book online beforehand. You can also make a phone reservation on 01946723335.
We recommend booking beforehand during busy holiday periods.


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Welcome to Eskdale Mill.

Discover a unique experience at our special visitor attraction.

Our attraction has something for everyone!

Eskdale Mill embodies the Lake District’s rich heritage.

Located alongside Whillan Beck, the mill demonstrates 500 years of water power and the traditional craft of stone corn milling.

Get a feel of the journey through time as you enter our exhibition.

Explore the mill and workings itself, get involved in the multi-sensory tour, relax in our woodland & gardens and view scenic landscapes.

We operate the UK Gift Aid donation scheme for UK tax payers.

Admission fees, including gift aid:

  • Adult £5.50
  • Child £2.75
  • Family (2 adults & 3 children) £13.75
  • Under 5’s go free.

Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome.

There is wheelchair access into our ground floor exhibition room.

There are some steep steps and uneven ground to navigate around the complex.

Toilet facilites are available.

As long as there is a pandemic in the UK, we will continue to offer covid-safe spaces for everyone to visit and work in, including our volunteers.
We hope you will co-operate with us.
To support safe distancing, we keep numbers limited within our small spaces. Everywhere is well ventilated and regularly cleaned. Hand sanitiser is available throughout your visit.
Please be advised that we will welcome you in to start your tour at the next available time. There is not normally more than a 5-10 minute wait.
During busy periods, you will be able to wait in our lovely beckside garden. Please go to reception first to confirm your place in the queue.


To add to your unique experience at the mill, consider using the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway to get to us. Eskdale Mill is a short (10 minute) walk from Dalegarth for Boot station, at the end of the line  – just follow the signposts to Boot village.

Please see their website for timetables and cost details.

For information about parking, please view our  visitor information page HERE


Some comments from our visitors:

14/04/22 – “We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The displays are very informative. We also liked the hands-on activities. The mill and grounds are an absolutely delightful haven – a real gem of a place and very special too. Thank you so much” (family from Wakefield, Yorkshire)

10/04/22 – “Excellent visit! We’ve been before and the mill has been restored beautifully. Great information, tour of the mill and beautiful scenery.” (couple from East Midlands)

7/08/21 – “What a treasure of a place it is. Beautifully restored. Lovingly cared for. Magic place. Worth every penny of entrance fee. A must see” (C Dymond, Cumbria)

13/06/21 – “A lovely professional attraction with excellent knowledge of the local history, impact of the mill and wonderful staff. Thank you for a lovely visit.” (Katie & Trish, west Cumbria)

1/10/20 – “Special place …. beautifully maintained. Delighted to see it looking so good!” (M. Addleman, Cumbria)

12/08/20 – “Love the sound of the water – found it very relaxing and therapeutic” (J Paver, West Yorkshire)

12/08/20 – “Extraordinary – loved it! ….. Visited for past 7 years, been everytime and good to see it restored” (Robinson family, Newcastle)

17/2/20 – “Very cool and enjoyable. Very fun and interesting and a lot of mechanical stuff.” (Jo & Joshua, West Midlands)

28/12/19 –  “Fascinating to see a working mill and the forces of nature. Amazing facts and stories … Thank you.” (C Smith, Yorkshire)

5/09/19 – “A return visit after 17 years. Beautifully restored without losing the essence of a magical place. Thank you.” (I & J Norman, Bristol)