• 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

  • We have a regular programme of arts, education and community events based in the Heron Barn.

  • There are regular milling demonstrations and you can buy our beautiful stone ground 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 Wednesday to Sunday and bank holidays throughout the year and there are regular tours on offer,

  • We also produce our own electricity! A Kaplin turbine was installed in 2009/10 to make us an off grid site.

  • The River Bela has powered the site for hundreds of years.

  • We like to share what we know and there’s loads of opportunity to learn. From primary schools visits, family days and young people’s clubs to talks and demonstrations all year round.

    See the What’s On page for up to date information.

  • We are a working mill, so we need to keep everything working…

  • There are many projects to get involved with at Heron Corn Mill – there’s something for everyone so keep a look out for the one that suits you.

  • Or simply come and enjoy the peace and quiet and soak up the atmosphere.

  • Look out for the many outdoor family events we hold during the year, come and live life before electricity with us!!

  • Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund