Access to the Windmill site is available at any time in daylight hours, but you will only be able to access the Windmill building, shop or loos during normal opening times or on Open Days or pre-arranged visits/groups.
Parking for 2 to 3 coaches or a dozen or so cars is available in the lay-by on the lane opposite the main gates to the Windmill site. When the Windmill is open (and on Open Days) parking is available in the field next to the windmill site, via the gateway next to the main Windmill entrance. Please remember to take valuables with you and not to leave them in the car as thieves unfortunately are known to target this area.
Shepherd’s Hut & Loos
Our beautiful shepherd’s hut is open during normal opening times and provides refreshments, tickets for guided tours, mementos of your visit as well as a seating area. There are loo facilities on site which are also only open during normal opening times.
There is an information board available on the site which has details of the history of the Windmill and how it works as well as notices about events. This is very useful if you are visiting when we aren’t open.
We are always very pleased to take groups around the windmill outside our normal opening hours. Pricing and other group information can be found here and a minimum charge of £25 for a group visit applies. Please note that each guided tour takes about an hour (it can be longer!) and because of the space inside the mill, you can only get about 15 or so people in each tour.
On the ground floor of the windmill there is an Information Centre which includes a wonderful display of how the mill is used to create flour from local grain, along with artifacts and a life-size model of a miller circa 1890. There is also an audio/visual display where you can see footage of the mill in its full working glory, starting with the sacks being hauled up the mill, following the grain back down through the mill, into the stones where it is milled and finally emerging as flour.
There are some picnic tables and benches available in the corner of the site which you are welcome to use at any time (apart from on Open Days) during daylight hours.
The upper floors of the windmill are only accessible via steep steps and so are not suitable for everyone. The ground floor display area is accessible and does not involve steps. We apologise if this hampers your enjoyment of the windmill, but it’s a 19th century design!