Eskdale Mill, Boot village, Eskdale valley CA19 1TG


Come for a visit.

Discover a unique experience at our special visitor attraction.


Explore our delightful water cornmill.

Learn about our double overshot waterwheels, hydro-electric generation and original milling machinery.

Have fun and play with our interactive activities, for all the family.

Follow our nature trail.

Immerse yourself in our natural surroundings and take in the views.

Picnic in our wooded grounds or newly restored meadow.

Relax in our beckside lawned garden.

Find peace alongside the sound of flowing water.

Our attraction has something for everyone!


Opening Times

Sundays – Thursdays, 10.30am-4.30pm. Last admission is at 4pm.

Closed on Fridays and Saturdays for admin and maintenance.

We suggest you spend at least half an hour for your visit or as long as you want!

We look forward to welcoming you soon.


As a small independent charity, we generate our own income and are supported by the government’s Gift Aid scheme.

This adds to our core income which is used to keep the mill in good working condition and open to the public.

All UK tax payers can participate at no extra cost. All we require is that you let us know your name and address at reception so we can make a subsequent claim to HMRC.

Ticket prices:

Children (aged 16 and under) go free with a paying adult

All adults £7

Your ticket includes free admission into the mill and grounds for one year. (Original ticket holders only and proof of purchase is required, so keep your ticket!)

Next: To plan your visit, how to find us and to make an online booking, click HERE


See a map of the local area below.


Some feedback from our visitors:

7/08/23 – “Hidden gem and well worth the 5 minutes walk from the laal ratty railway station. Working mill in spectacular scenery well worth the small entrance fee” (5* review from TripAdvisor, Mrs P from Scotland)

31/07/23 – “The best £12.50 I’ve ever spent!” (grand-dad with his wife and 4 young children from Cumbria)

18/07/23 – “Very knowledgeable staff, beautiful grounds and good activities for children aged 3-13 years. Thank-you!” (family with young children from Preston, Lancs)

31/05/23- “Educational, peaceful garden with interactive play facilities” (couple with young children from Manchester)

7/05/23 – “Fascinating place, loads of hands on activities for kids which my 7 year old loved. Friendly staff. Reasonably priced too. The village of Boot is lovely and a very short, flat walk from Dalegarth station.” (5* review from TripAdvisor – family group)

4/08/22 – “The skill of our ancestors!” (Retired couple)

7/07/22 – “Staff super friendly, great visuals, relaxed visit, gorgeous setting. Outdoor bit was fab, had lunch by the river.” (small group of twentysomethings from Ulverston & Kendal)

24/05/22 – “Loved that this is a working mill plus all the history behind it. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and would pay more.” (middle aged couple from West Sussex)

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)