Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill is located at Temple Sowerby, around six miles east of the town of Penrith.
The garden and watermill are owned by the National Trust.
The watermill is being restored by a team of volunteers, one of
whom is recording the work and other mill-related activities in this blog
The Friday team had finished the launder boarding last week, but there is still a lot of pointing to do. As the pictures show, it wasn't the weather for it - snow, bitterly cold, and more of the same forecast.
So we started work on clearing the silt and leaves from the headrace. Breaking the ice and scooping out 6 to 10 inches of slimy, smelly mud, and disposing of it down the bank, proved to be back-breaking work.
At the end of the day (or at least as much of it as we could cope with), we had done at least something towards clearing about 30 metres. Just another 400 to go.