High Dam – Finsthwaite

High Dam – Finsthwaite

High Dam is a picturesque tarn above Finsthwaite at the southern end of Windermere.

The dam was built in the the early 1800s to supply water to the local mill.

Stott Park Bobbin Mill is a close-by and provided wooden bobbins to the weaving and spinning industry.

The dam is surrounded by mixed woodlands of oak, birches, larch and Scots pine to name a few.
The woodland floor is scattered with bilberry, bracken and heather.

Scott Park bobbin mill is the only working bobbin mill left in the Lake District and is open to the public for tours.