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Heron Corn Mill is now closed for the Winter season, and will reopen to the public on Wednesday 13th February.

The barn will operate as normal from Monday 7th January.

  • Visit Heron Corn Mill in the village of Beetham, Cumbria. An 18th century grade II* listed water mill.
  • The present mill was built in 1740 and milled untill 1958. Pictured is William Newsham, miller 1905. Image copyright (©) Richard Becker
  • Visit our what's on page to see what we've got coming up at Heron Corn Mill.
  • There are regular milling demonstrations and you can buy our beautiful stoneground flour in the shop.
  • Or why not volunteer? There are many opportunities to be part of this amazing heritage site. Come and improve your skills and knowledge and work with a great team.
  • We are open from 11am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday and bank holidays from February to December.
  • We also produce our own electricity! A 100kW Kaplan turbine was installed in 2009 to make renewable energy for the site. Surplus electricity is sold to the paper mill on the opposite bank of the river.
  • The River Bela has powered the site of Heron Corn Mill for centuries.
  • The Mill Hoppers clubs are a place for young people to learn about arts, science, crafts an digital technology in a fun and lively environment! See our Education page for up to date information.
  • We are a Living Heritage site, so we need to keep the mill working and the waterwheel turning.
  • Bread of Heron meets in the Shepherd's Hut every fortnight. There are always news projects coming up at the mill - look out for a project that suits you!
  • Read more about our exciting 1220-2020: 800 Years of Milling project HERE.
  • Join Kerry one Wednesday a month for Crafternoons - our FREE crafting and social group!
  • Heron Corn Mill is a registered charity and limited company. It is supported by the Heritage Lottery fund and many other trusts and foundations.