HEAGE WINDMILL

Built in 1797 and restored in 2002, Heage Windmill, a Grade II* listed building, is the only working six-sailed stone tower windmill in England. She is set in the Derbyshire countryside, providing spectacular views towards the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Car parking is available on site. Visitors can go on tours with guides normally in costume. There is also an Interpretation Centre and a shop selling souvenirs, light refreshments and the windmill’s own flour.  Groups are welcome by prior arrangement.  Look out for special events throughout the year.

Click here to see our Events Schedule for 2019

SAIL(S) AWAY AT HEAGE WINDMILL

After 20 years, rot found in two sails has led to their removal.  However, if you know our windmill, you’ll know that still leaves us with four sails, in common with most windmills!  The new sails should be in place in two to three months.  To read more about this and to see lots of photos, click here.

HEAGE WINDMILL AWARDED TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

We are delighted to learn that for the fifth consecutive year, as a result of the many reports from satisfied visitors, Heage Windmill has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2019.  Having achieved five years of Excellence the windmill now enters into the hard-won Trip Advisor ‘Hall of Fame’ and we are delighted to be able to display our new logo.  Alan Eccleston, Chairman of the Heage Windmill Trust said: ‘The award recognises that this was only achieved as a result of the commitment of our team of dedicated volunteers and we offer them our thanks for making such consistent awards possible’.

DERVENTIO CHOIR IN CONCERT ON ONE VERY BUSY WEEKEND AT THE WINDMILL – JUNE 29 / 30

The weekend of June 29th and 30th promises to be the most eventful of the season with a performance from the 30-strong Derventio Choir from Derby in what happens to be the same weekend as the Flower Festival at St Luke’s in Heage, Heage Carnival AND a visit from the Derwent Valley Triumph Sports Car Club.  T read more, click here

 

HERE BE DRAGONS IN THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Theatre group Babbling Vagabonds will descend on our windmill on July 30th, August 1st and 2nd, for two performances each day – at 11 am and 2 pm – of Here Be Dragons, a family entertainment.  For more details, click here

AMERICAN CAR VISIT ON MAY 26 GREAT SUCCESS

All Photos by Anthony Sharp. Pictured on the right in the middle row is Gary Brady of Swadlincote who won the Best Car trophy and certificate. His car is a 1953 Ford Anglia

 

Did you know that if you shop online, you can raise funds for Heage Windmill?  Click here for more details.

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Trevor Connelly-Haywood of TCH Air Photos has made a short aerial video of Heage Windmill. Trevor lives in Scotland but has friends in the village who worked on the windmill 5 years ago.  To view his video click here 

 

CHECK OUT A NEW YOU TUBE VIDEO OF THE WINDMILL. Many thanks to Matthew House. Click here

A dramatic new aerial shot of Heage Windmill, taken by Dave Tindall. Thanks Dave!  To see two more – also taken by Dave – click here

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Friends of Heage Windmill

Friends of Heage Windmill is a voluntary organisation providing volunteers who operate the mill, conduct guided tours for visitors, carry out mill maintenance and raise funds, etc. If you are interested in becoming a Friend, click on Join Us to find out more.

Where To Find Us

The mill is located off Chesterfield Road just to the north of the Derbyshire village of Heage inbetween the towns of Belper and Ripley. The entrance road is opposite the Bowmer and Kirkland offices.

If you are a Sat Nav user, our Post Code is DE56 2BH.

Car parking is available free on site.  For more details on where to find us, go to the Information page.


Please click on the map to find us on Google Maps

Take a Drive to the Mill

Andy Savage of Derby Photos has created a driving route from Belper to Heage Windmill in HD Time Lapse.  Click here and fasten your safety belt.

Virtual Tour

To whet the appetite for your visit to us, why not take a Virtual Tour?  This was specially done for Heage Windmill by Andy Savage.  Just click here