Welcome to Carr Mill Dam

CARR MILL DAM

Carr Mill Dam is a stunningly beautiful area with easy travel links between Liverpool and Manchester situate in St Helens. Not only the biggest inland body of water in the county, but also picturesque trails and walks, and a abundance of wildlife. Perfect for a visit for families, couples and groups, weather local or traveling from a distance. 

Please see below more information as well as the check out the ‘About’ section for history and pictures of the area.

THE BOATHOUSE

The Boathouse at Carr Mill Dam, St Helens is a lovely cafe and bar situated lake side. We provide drinks, cakes and a small tasty menu, which we hope you can come and join. Situated lake side with beautiful countryside around, it is the perfect place to escape and bring your dog for a walk as well.

We also have a program of regular weekly activities, and regular events throughout the year that we hope the community will enjoy and be actively involved in The Boathouse is ran by the Stewardship of Aspiring People CIC which provides opportunities to people to be active, learn new skills, support networks, training opportunities as well as protect and educate people about the environment.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please note all upcoming events (including those listed below) are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.

SATURDAY 27th JUNE – OPEN DAY, LOTS OF ACTIVITIES FOR ALL THE FAMILY

MONDAY 20th to FRIDAY 24th JULY – MOUNTAIN MONKEYS HOLIDAY CLUB

SUNDAY 26th AUGUST – SUMMER BEACH PARTY

MONDAY 27th to FRIDAY 31st JULY  – MOUNTAIN MONKEYS HOLIDAY CLUB

SATURDAY 8th AUGUST – SUMMER FESTIVAL

MONDAY 10th to 14th AUGUST – MOUNTAIN MONKEYS HOLIDAY CLUB

SUNDAY 16th AUGUST – THE BIG FAMILY PICNIC

MONDAY 24th to 28th AUGUST – MOUNTAIN MONKEYS HOLIDAY CLUB

4TH to 5TH SEPTEMBER – THE BIG DAM CLEAN UP – AS PART OF THE BIG NATIONAL LITTER PICK DAY

SUNDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER – HAPPY VALLEY HERITAGE DAY

SUNDAY 11TH OCTOBER – ADVENTUROUS TRIATHALON

SUNDAY 25TH OCTOBER – LANTERN CHARITY WALK

SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER – HALLOWEEN PARTY AND FIREWORK SHOW

SATURDAY 14th NOVEMBER – WHISKY NIGHT

FRIDAY 27th NOVEMBER – LANCASHIRE DAY

FRIDAY 27th to SUNDAY 29TH NOVEMBER – CARR MILL DAM LANCASHIRE BEER FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 5th DECEMBER – CHRISTMAS FAYRE AND CHARITY SANTA RUN AND PADDLE

SATURDAY 26th DECEMBER – BOXING DAY CHARITY SWIM

CARR MILL DAM PARTNERS

Once simply a mill pond built to power Carr’s Mill, this was hugely expanded in the 1750s to provide water to the Sankey Navigation, (Sankey Canal), about a mile away. The lake is a firm favourite, busy with anglers and water sports enthusiasts. It is also a great place for birdwatchers—herons, great crested grebes, coots and various species of duck and gull can be found here.

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