Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt
Eskdale Watermill, Boot
Grid reference: NY 176 012
OS sheet: 89
Postcode: CA19 1TG
About 8 miles E of Gosforth. Quarter mile from Dalgarth Station, terminus of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.
Built on an early site, the mill has two external overshot wheels, one in stone bearings, with original wooden
machinery, and an oatmeal kiln. It can be seen working daily, and mills animal feed for demonstration.
New waterwheel generator also in operation.
Opening times 2018
Closed throughout 2018.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £842,000
for the millís restoration. £75,000 from the Copeland Community Fund and other
contributions make the total value of the project nearly £1 million, although we
are still £29,000 short of our target. Construction work is
scheduled to begin in April 2018 and be completed in one year. A new resident
manager will then move into the refurbished cottage. We hope to open the
restored mill in June 2019
National Mills Weekend opening times 2018