Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt
Heron Watermill, Beetham
Grid reference: SD 496 799
OS sheet: 97
Postcode: LA7 7PQ
One mile south of Milnthorpe and six miles north of Carnforth on A6. Brown signs at entrance to Beetham.
On M6, take exit 35 to Carnforth.
The mill dates from about 1740 and has some contemporary machinery. A Lowder mill, with four pairs
of millstones and an internal high breast waterwheel, all working. Picnic area. A turbine has been
installed in the river to generate electricity, which can be viewed from the mill.
Opening times 2017
Wednesday to Sunday and bank holidays, all year, 11.00-16.00. Group guided tours
& milling on first Friday each month and by appointment. See also
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 11.00 - 16.00. Tour of the
mill and talks by the miller. Amateur radio linking to other mills.
Stuart Hobbs, tel. 015395 64271.