Heron Corn Mill is open Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm.

  • Visit Heron Corn Mill in the village of Beetham, Cumbria. An 18th century grade II* listed water mill.
  • 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! Visit our Education page for more information.
  • A steady stock of our freshly milled wholemeal rye, spelt, wheat, and blacksmith wheat flours are available from the barn throughout the year.
  • Our Bread of Heron community baking group meets in the shepherd's hut for six fortnightly sessions, three terms a year. For more information about the group or to sign up please click HERE.
  • Our Foodie Fridays mini markets run on the first Friday of the month immediately following the morning's Mill Tour & Milling Demonstration, between May and November, where there's plenty of freshly baked bread, cakes and savouries for sale!
  • Join Kerry one Tuesday a month for crafts, coffee, cake and chat at Crafternoons - our FREE crafting and social group! For more information about upcoming sessions please click HERE.
  • Heron Corn Mill is a registered charity and limited company. It is supported by the Heritage Lottery fund and many other trusts and foundations.
  • 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 all the exciting events and activites coming up at Heron Corn Mill!
  • We rely on a team of volunteers to help us both maintain the site, and deliver our community groups and activities. For more information about volunteering opportunities at Heron Corn Mill please click HERE.
  • We are open from 11am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday and on bank holidays, from February to December. Mill Tours & Milling Demonstrations take place at 11.30am on the first Friday of the month. For more information click HERE.
  • 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 Fish Pass at Heron Corn Mill flows through the natural cave beneath the barn, and allows Sea Trout and Salmon to travel up the River Bela to breed. These beautiful fish can be seen leaping upstream between early September and mid-December.