Having enjoyed such a long period of dry weather this week has been a bit of a shock to the system with frequent heavy showers.
Sick of getting soaked every half hour I begged the key from the estate office and gained entrance to the saw mill. The pictures could be better but it was an enjoyable hour or so in the dry.
The power is provided by this water turbine built locally in Kendal by Gilkes and Co. Ltd. this was installed along with a dynamo in1926. The later was removed around ten years ago. The turbine draws water from Grisedale Beck and has a head of around two hundred feet.