Around the Mill

The mill is surrounded by a range of similar stone buildings, including the old miller’s cottage which is now occupied by the mill manager. This group of historic buildings give this part of Boot a very distinct character.

A packhorse bridge over Whillan Beck marks the gateway northwards to the moorland landscape above Boot. There are lots of walks around Eskdale and this is an ideal stopping point to explore Eskdale’s stunning hinterland, including Burnmoor and its rich medieval and prehistoric heritage. The scenic ‘La’al Ratty’ heritage railway takes visitors to and from the historic village of Ravenglass, with several stops for walkers along the way.

The mill is close to local hostelries the Boot Inn and the Brook House Inn, and you can stock up on refreshments at the Boot village shop. Eskdale Mill offers the best of both the Lake District worlds – equal measures of superb local amenities and splendid isolation!

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