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Industrial Heritage Tours

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National Trust

  • 19 July 2024
  • 13:0014:00
  • See organiser for pricing
  • Ages 0 – 18 years


Discover the echoes of Acorn Bank's hidden industrial past in the woods.

Now a peaceful haven for nature, the woods and parkland at Acorn Bank can tell the stories of a very different time. Find out more about Acorn Bank's industrial heritage with a volunteer-led guided tour - you'll explore the woods and the working watermill to discover this hidden history.

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Sign up at the Shepherds Hut when you arrive.

Children are welcome.

Meet at the Shepherds Hut.

Please wear sturdy footwear and, if needed, waterproof clothing.

Woodland paths are surfaced but do feature protruding trees roots in places. Some paths have a steep gradient unsuitable for wheelchairs. Access to the watermill is via steep stone steps.

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  • Penrith
  • Cumbria
  • CA10 1SP
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