Boot, Eskdale


Boot is a village located by Whillan Beck in Eskdale, falling within the district of Copeland in Cumbria. Eskdale Mill dates from the 16th century and is one of the oldest working water powered corn mills in England, as is a Grade II* listed building. The stone bridge by the mill dates from the early 18th century (Grade II listed). Located about half a mile south of the village is St Catherine's Church - the Parish Church for Eskdale, with a history going back to the 14th century. The village has 2 public houses, visitor accommodation and a campsite.

Boot is a small village in Eskdale, Cumbria, in the Lake District of England. It forms part of the Borough of Copeland.

There are two roads from which to access the village, one of which is the Hardknott Pass and Wrynose Pass, Britain's steepest road; it is closed when icy (often, during winter).

The village of Boot has two pubs: The Boot Inn (formerly The Burnmoor Inn) and The Brook House Inn; however The Woolpack Inn - Hardknott Bar & Cafe is only a short walk nearer to Hardknott Pass

The Woolpack Inn has an adjoined brewery known as Hardknott Brewery.

The permanent population of Boot is 10-15, but can rise to between 90 and 120 in summer when the inn and local bed-and-breakfast and holiday cottages are full. These businesses survive on fell walkers (ramblers), the passengers of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (which stops less than 300 metres from Boot), and holiday-makers from the nearby campsite and cottages. Also in the area is an old boarding house (now available to rent) and a small church.

On the moorland around one mile north of the village are five stone circles known collectively as the Burnmoor stone circles.

On 2 June 2010, Boot became the centre of a search after a shooting spree in Cumbria. The killer, 52-year-old taxi driver Derrick Bird, was found dead in woods near Boot after a four-hour manhunt. He killed 12 people and injured 11 others.

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Boot, Eskdale, Cumbria

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Boot Post Office.

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Bridge over the river and Eskdale Mill: Boot

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White houses, Boot village

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An old stone barn at Boot

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Lane to Boot

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Waterfalls in Boot

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Boot Village

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Sheepfold at Boot, Cumbria

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Ruins at Boot, Cumbria

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The Boot Inn at Boot

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Boot Post Office

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Orange Hill Cottages, Boot

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The Boot Inn, Boot

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Brook House Inn at Boot

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Boot Village

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Eskdale - Hows Farm

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Boot School House

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