Christmas Opening Times

The Mill will close to the public on Wednesday December 1st, and will reopen for February half term which runs from Saturday 12th through Sunday 20th. The mill will then close for scheduled maintenance work, reopening on Saturday March 12th.

The barn and office will close on Tuesday December 21st at 4pm, and will reopen and operate as normal from Monday January 10th.

  • 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 all the exciting events 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.