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Heage Windmill

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Brian T wrote a review Jan 2
London, United Kingdom3,318 contributions5,643 helpful votes
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What a beautiful and historic landmark this is, sitting high up on a grassy ridge overlooking the verdant Derbyshire countryside. It was built in 1797, and after various periods of natural disasters, dereliction and restoration (the latest being in 2002) it stands proud, sails to the wind, and continues to grind flour from local wheat, as it did when it was first built. Apparently it is the only remaining six-sail windmill in England. With the current pandemic the windmill is currently closed to visitors. In normal times you can visit the windmill on weekends between April and October, and also take an inexpensive little tour which is offered. I’ve visited previously, when it was open, and bought a bag of the stone-milled flour ground at the windmill. It’s an excellent rustic strong bread flour. I understand that the flour is available at local farmers’ markets. On this visit we could only view its graceful stone exterior. For the best views of the windmill, follow the public footpath that leads into a grassy field to the left, just before the entrance gate. From this vantage point you will be able to appreciate its grandeur. The windmill is down a laneway off Chesterfield Road (the B6013) near the village of Heage, though we walked on a public footpath from Heage. It’s a beautiful landmark and worth a visit.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Ian B wrote a review Mar 2020
Belper, United Kingdom7 contributions
Heage windmill is a great place to visit, interesting because it is the only six-sail tower mill left in the country.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Ian B wrote a review Dec 2019
Belper, United Kingdom7 contributions
Heage windmill is a unique building, the only six sail tower mill in the country. The guide takes you up through the mill and describes in detail how the mill works. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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TheSmits wrote a review Nov 2019
Belper, United Kingdom54 contributions30 helpful votes
Great afternoon out whether you are young or old, and certainly if the weather isn’t the best - would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Ian1200 wrote a review Oct 2019
Derby, United Kingdom415 contributions139 helpful votes
We live in Derbyshire and this was our first visit to the windmill. All the volunteers were very pleasant, the views from here are lovely and we sat admiring the view with a nice cup of tea and coffee. If you’ve never been there, pop in at the weekends, it’s well worth a visit!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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