Duddon Iron Furnace, Millom Without
Duddon Iron Furnace, Millom Without, Cumbria, LA20 6ET
This charcoal-fired iron furnace, built in 1736, is the oldest surviving site of its kind in northern England. A huge wheel, turned by water from the river, drove bellows that pumped air into the blast furnace. The remains of the charcoal barns, iron ore store and furnace stack can be seen. An interpretation panel is available on site.
Free and open to the public all year round. Situated on a public footpath.