Eskdale Mill, Boot village, Eskdale valley CA19 1TG

**** During February half-term, the mill will be open for 4 days only from Tues 13th- Fri 16th, 11am-3.30pm.****
In order to carry out essential maintenance, the mill will be closed at all other times until Easter holidays in 2024.
Advance booking during the main opening season is available below, but it is not required and walk-in visitors are welcome.
For walk-in visitors, please be advised that due to our small spaces we will welcome you in to start your tour at the next available time. You will be able to visit on a first come, first served basis. 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/ticket office first to confirm your place in the queue.
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 in the main season.
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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.


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:

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)

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” (single woman from Cumbria)