Howk Bobbin Mill 2024

These imposing ruins are the remains of a 19th century bobbin mill, which once boasted the largest overshot wheel in the country, measuring 3ft wide with a 42ft diameter. Production in 1857 and made mostly spinning and threading bobbins for the cotton industry. The mill closed in 1924 and the buildings began to deteriorate. They have recently carried out structural repairs to conserve this important piece of industrial history and make the site safe for visitors. Nearby is the impressive Howk Waterfall that is situated in the Howk gorge.


Operator: Lake District National Park Authority

Address: North Lake District Caldbeck Lancashire CA7

Open Days & Times

Access at all times. Visit website for more details.


  • By Rail: Wigton / 6 miles


  • Part disabled access

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