Please note, we are closed Fridays and Saturdays for maintenance.

Our 2021 main season opening schedule is Sundays to Thursdays, 10.30am-4.30pm until 31st October.

Following that, we will open on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November 11am-3.30pm.


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. There’s something for everyone to do. 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 continue to encourage the wearing of face masks in our indoor spaces. We hope you will co-operate with us.
We want to continue to offer a covid-safe space for everyone to visit and work in, including our volunteers.
To support safe distancing, there is an interval of 10-15 minutes between each social group, including individuals.
Please be advised that we operate 23 exclusive slots each day and will welcome you in to start your visit at the next available time.
During busy periods, you will be able to wait in our lovely beckside garden.


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

To secure your preferred time slot, you can book online beforehand.


Book Online


Some comments from our visitors:

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)

1/07/21 – “Excellent restoration and interpretation. Thank-you!” (C Carr-Whitman, north Yorkshire)

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)

31/05/21 – “Amazing history, beautiful scenery and gardens” (K. Gibson, Carlisle)

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

2/09/20 – “Fascinating and very informative – really enjoyed the interactive aspects of it” (Murphy family, Leeds)

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)