Welcome to Eskdale Mill!

Discover a unique experience at our special visitor attraction.

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 interactive tour, relax in our woodland and view scenic landscapes.

We’re now open 5 days a week from Wednesday – Sunday, 10.30 – 16.30 until early November.

We have family, adult and child admission fees.

We’re available for group bookings and educational visits. Please contact Kate Hughes, Mill Manager on or 01946723335 to confirm times and ticket prices.

Some comments from our visitor book:

18/7/19 – “Delightful and interesting exhibition. Well worth the visit – best example of a working mill that we have seen.”

14/07/19: “Most enjoyable visit. Very good and sympathetic restoration. More than worth the admission fee!”

27/6/19: “A little oasis amazing place so authentic you can smell the years gone by and sense the atmosphere great original workings and tools and amazing restoration”

Please note there is no car park at the mill or in Boot village. The best way to visit the mill is to use the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. The mill is a short (10 minute) walk from the station – just follow the signs. Please see their website for timetables and cost details.

If you choose to use a car, please plan your route carefully using a road map. Don’t rely on your SatNav directions which will suggest routes over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes from Ambleside. These are very difficult even in good conditions. Equally scenic – but less terrifying routes – can be found via Ulpha and Seathwaite (from the South) or Egremont (from the North). Roads over the fells may be closed too, so please make sure you check local travel updates.

If you are using a car, there are a limited number of pay and display parking spaces at Dalegarth Station on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. There is also a free car park at Trough House Bridge to the south of Boot, a 20 minute walk away.

To find us from the Trough House Bridge car park retrace your steps north along the road. Cross over the River Esk bridge and turn right at the T-junction. Follow the road east past Dalegarth Station on your left. Follow the signs to the mill and after 500m turn left at the Brook House Inn.

Please take care of traffic especially on the bends and the main road.