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 now leased from the National Trust and is operated by the former volunteers, who have formed Acorn Bank Watermill Trust, registered charity no 1193320
Another accolade for the mill volunteers. Last Sunday the Independent on Sunday published its "Happy List" of 100 people "whose volunteering, caring, fundraising, mentoring, charity founding or selflessness makes Britain a more contented, supportive, better-adjusted and happier place." And the Acorn Bank Watermill volunteers were first (alphabetically) in the list! Our entry reads: "Acorn Bank Watermill Volunteers
Richard Harland, Ray Gill and Bob Price form the trio who painstakingly restored and now maintain an ancient mill at Temple Sowerby, Cumbria. For five years they have helped to rebuild the wooden structure, and the mill is now able to grind flour for the first time in over 70 years."