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.
We are delighted to announce that Heage Windmill has been recognised with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence based on the consistently great reviews we’ve earned on TripAdvisor.  Thank you if you’ve given us one of those great reviews!



The Heage Windmill visitor experience is now enhanced by a Timeline on display beside the windmill, showing the windmill’s history relative to significant world events.  It will hopefully give visitors an appreciation of the age of our ‘old girl.’

Alan Eccleston (Maintenance Manager and himself a Flour Miller) presents Tim Castledine with his Flour Milling Certificate.  Would you like to be a Miller for the Day? Find out more here 




A group of MG enthusiasts from Ashbourne dropped in to visit Heage Windmill before continuing on to Bakewell.  They were most impressed by the mill.  If you are a classic car or bike enthusiast and your group fancy popping over to the windmill, contact our webmaster – miller@heagewindmill.org.uk


Mat and Hollie – both from Heage – decided that their wedding day would be made complete by having a few photos taken at Heage Windmill.  In one of the photos, our miller Tim is presenting the couple with a special wedding spoon.  Want to make your wedding day memorable by doing the same as Mat and Hollie?  Click here for more details.



Miller for the Day £60 Voucher

Why not buy a voucher as a gift for someone?  For more details, contact Lynn Allen.  To find out more about being Miller for the Day, click here.


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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

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