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.
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.
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.
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Images by Diana Brown