Community Events

The next community event will take place in spring 2024.

For more information and to book, check this page again soon.

Current event listing:

  • National Mills Weekend – 12th May 2024
  • Meadow & garden launch event – June 2024
  • Lakeland 100 fell race, checkpoint 2 at Eskdale Mill – July 2024
  • Gosforth Show, local history tent – August 2024
  • Eskdale Show, crafts tent – September 2024
  • Autumn event at the mill – October 2024

Car parking facilities are very limited in Boot village itself. Parking is possible at nearby Dalegarth railway station, 5-10 mins scenic walk away. Day parking tickets are currently £5. Alternatively, you can get the steam train to Dalegarth station from Ravenglass.

No previous experience is necessary.

Toilet facilities are available at Eskdale Mill and Dalegarth station.

Places are limited per session. If you’d like to reserve your free place, please get in touch with Kate Hughes on or leave your details on 01946723335 for a return call.

In the event of adverse weather on arrival, the workshop may need to be temporarily postponed.

You may want to extend your day by a visit to the mill afterwards. Last entry is at 4pm. Admission charges apply.

This community event is generously funded by: