Heron Corn Mill and ‘Bread of Heron’

The smell of freshly baked bread is wafting out from the Shepherd’s Hut in the grounds around  Heron Corn Mill.  A  group of people are  coming together every week to mill flour, make and bake bread – and eat it! The ‘Bread of Heron’ group will be led by artist Nell Dale and enthusiastic volunteer and intrepid bread-maker Pete Taylor.  Places are limited but there’s the potential to expand or create new groups as the project develops.

Heron Corn Mill is on the banks of the River Bela in Beetham, South Cumbria. It is one of the few working mills in the area, and has been a base for local industry powered by renewable energy for over 900 years.

Heron Corn Mill

Nell very kindly invited me to the launch day for Bread of Heron. Here’s a little peep at the lunch time treats we tucked in to.

Heron Corn Mill. Bread of Heron group.

Heron Corn Mill: Bread of Heron

Heron Corn Mill: Bread of Heron

Heron Corn Mill: Bread of Heron

Heron Corn Mill: Bread of Heron

There are regular milling demonstrations and a program of arts, education and community events.  Open Wednesday to Sunday and bank holidays throughout the year with regular tours on offer, it’s a great place to visit during your stay with us here at Tythebarn House.

There’s so much more to see too, with The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales,  Arnside & Silverdale AONB and wildlife haven of the Morecambe Bay area are all within easy reach.

For more inspiring images:  vimeo by 2020VISION “Morecambe Bay… a wild place…a big place …a place of infinite skies and endless colour…”

 To find out more, check availability or get in touch go to our Contact Page.

Mobile friendly website.

Images by Diana Brown


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.