The Wool Clip shop is in a beautiful location on the ground floor of Priest’s Mill at Caldbeck. We are at the "Back o' Skiddaw" and alongside the Cald Beck river, almost equidistant from Penrith, Carlisle, Keswick and Cockermouth in the Lake District National Park.
The river and its tributaries provided water power for the industrial development of Caldbeck in the 17th and 18th centuries. It was much busier then than it is today, with corn mills, woollen mills, bobbin mills, a paper mill and a brewery. Priest’s Mill is just one of many old buildings that still exist in the village.
There is plenty of free parking either alongside the Mill or in the car park in the village.
Priest’s Mill is also home to the Watermill Café and to a range of other artisan makers and specialist shops. Elsewhere in Caldbeck, you can find Hesta Scene? and other independent retailers as well as riverside walks, access to the Northern fells, the village pub and the graves of John Peel, the huntsman and Mary Harrison, the Maid (or Beauty) of Buttermere.
We love being based in Caldbeck and hope that you will find time to explore when you next visit The Wool Clip.