Community Events

The next community event will take place before end of March 2024.

For more information and to book, check this page again from February 2024.

Current event listing:

  • Spring event at the mill – March 2024
  • National Mills Weekend – May 2024
  • Meadow & garden event – May/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 to 0 people 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: