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Beautiful Bread and Bountiful Berries

August 2, 2016

One of these Summer days where you wake up and need an excuse to explore. It is raspberry time so I decided to find somewhere to pick my own rasps in Cumbria. A quick google brought up Rowley’s Raspberries in the Eden Valley. Great not been over that way for a while and a good excuse to visit Little Salkeld Watermill cafe which had changed hands since I was last there.

Little Salkeld Watermill

Little Salkeld Watermill

Little Salkeld Watermill is an 18th Century watermill built in 1745 and houses an organic vegetarian cafe as well as producing flour.

Little Salkeld Menu

Little Salkeld Menu

Situated near the stone circle, Long Meg and her Daughters this cafe was always a good stop off after a walk. I have written about both before.

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Home made bread

Home made bread

I was pleased to see the menu was still featuring homemade bread made with the flour from the mill. This was the selection I got with my delicious homemade soup. There is also a large selection of flour produced at the mill to buy.

Flour Mill Tours

Flour Mill Tours

Self guided tours of the Mill were available for £2 adults £1 children.

Little Salkeld Watermill

Little Salkeld Watermill

The mill has ample parking at the back with chickens running around and the mill race.

Back of Little Salkeld Mill

Back of Little Salkeld Mill

Back to the matter at hand, time to pick some raspberries. The berry fields were situated just round the corner.

Raspberry ready to pick

Raspberry ready to pick

With a plentiful supply it didn’t take long to pick a large supply

Raspberry field Rowley Estate

Raspberry field Rowley Estate

Home and jam made, a productive day in every way.

Homemade Raspberry Jam

Homemade Raspberry Jam

 

 

From → Eden Valley, travel

2 Comments
  1. That jam looks wonderful; as do the raspberries!

  2. I love raspberries

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