Little Salkeld Mill

Alex Saint
Little Salkeld Mill, Penrith, image courtesy of Visit Cumbria

Here at Little Salkeld near Penrith you’ll find one of the country’s last water-powered corn mills,  still grinding specialist flours with, naturally, a fantastic bakery and cafe attached, which doubles up as a little gallery. This is good food, done the old fashioned way,  simple, wholesome and tasty. They run courses here too for adults and, in the school holidays, also for children.

Up the road there are stones of another kind,  Long Meg and her Daughters, a massive 350ft  Bronze Age stone circle guarded by ‘Long Meg’ herself , the tallest stone, standing 12 feet high. Legend has it that Meg and her daughters were a coven of witches, turned to stone for dancing on a Sunday. It’s an impressive site and it certainly fascinated Wordsworth, who declared it the greatest relic after Stonehenge and, in his poem The monument commonly called Long Meg, pleads with the Giant-mother to tell him how she got there. If only she could.

The Watermill, Little SalkeldPenrithCA10 1NN View map
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Opening Hours

  • Monday10:30am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday10:30am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday10:30am - 4:00pm
  • Friday10:30am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday10:30am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday10:30am - 4:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Little Salkeld Mill

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Colours Uncovered at Harewood House

Explore colour through an amazing range of artefacts at ‘Colours Uncovered’, a new exhibition at Harewood House, from colour theory and pigment to classical painting and contemporary textiles. from £12.00

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