We’re specialist traditional millers of organic and biodynamic stoneground flours and cereals. We offer one of the best organic, vegetarian eating places in Cumbria, using the freshest and most local organic ingredients. We have a great reputation for the quality and variety of our breads. We support Slow Food in Cumbria and the Sustain Real Bread campaign, and are members of the Traditional Corn Millers Guild.
At the heart of what we do is Cumbria’s only fully operational watermill, built in the 1750s, using the clean, self-renewing power of water from the Cumbrian Pennines. We run day courses in bread-making and vegetarian cooking, and workshops for children. The millshop stocks a great range of organic and biodynamic groceries, and the Gallery has a regular exhibition programme by local artists and makers. Visiting the mill makes a great day out, with beautiful walks up to Long Meg stone circle, and past the Settle-Carlisle line to Lacy Caves along the River Eden. If you haven’t got time to visit us this time, we have an on-line shop on our website.
Waterpowered. We use the clean self-renewing power of water from the Cumbrian Pennines to power two waterwheels, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of our flour.
Stoneground. Unlike roller milled flour, traditional stoneground flour is slow milled using horizontal millstones, retaining the full flavour and nutritional value of the wheatgerm.
Biodynamic. We’re one of the few mills in the UK offering a range of Demeter quality stoneground flours. Demeter symbol food offers excellent flavour, nutritional quality, vitality, keeping quality and disease resistance.
Homegrown. Unlike most flour, blended from domestic and foreign wheat, we specialise in home grown grains – for flavour, value, and lower food miles. English wheat produces flour with a delicious flavour and soft, silky texture. We recommend making a sponge and allowing the yeast to work overnight.
Large range of stoneground, biodynamic & organic flours and cereals – see website and online shop for details; excellent stock of organic and biodynamic groceries