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.
AMERICAN CARS – A BUMPER DAY
To hear about the day and see more photos, click here
TRACTOR DAY A GREAT SUCCESS
A large number of visitors braved a grey, cold day to make Tractor Day a great success, with around 30 tractors descending on the windmill, including a vintage steam traction engine. Read more here:
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THE WINDMILL’S NEW SPIN QUIZ
Bradley Slater from Ripley is the first youngster to try out the brand new Spin Quiz at Heage Windmill. His Aunty Becky is looking on with Callum, the younger nephew. Great fun! and the family went on to tour the mill with Guide Roger. The Spin Quiz was devised and erected by Miller and Maintenance Manager David Land. The children set the first ‘question’ block and then have to turn the other blocks until they end up with the correct answer. After setting the first block there are 16 combinations but only 1 correct one. The Spin Quiz is an example of Heage Windmill’s continuing efforts to engage youngsters and make any visit enjoyable. It is situated right next to the Time Line Information Board which is so loved by the older visitors.
A big ‘Thank You’ if you bought something from our Bric a Brac stall in 2017. We raised £1242.49, making it our best year to date, in spite of not having a stall on Santa Day. In fact, that 2017 figure was over £500 more than last year. To date, the Bric a Brac has raised £3882.90 overall. This is all profit, too, as all the items sold were donated. Also, quite a few of the items donated to Bric a Brac are passed on for use as Tombola and Raffle prizes. So, here’s to more Bric a Braccing in 2018!
One of our volunteers Anthony Sharp has a privileged view of Heage Windmill from his home window. Look what he saw recently. Magical…
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
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.
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.
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