To see the video of Dame Ellen’s visit, filmed by Andy Savage of Derby Photos, click here
OUR WINDMILL IS NOW OPEN! BBC WEATHER GIRL SARA BLIZZARD BRINGS SUNSHINE TO OUR DAY
Sara Blizzard, the main weather presenter at BBC East Midlands Today, officially opened our new season this Easter weekend.
Our mill, built in 1797 and restored to working order in 2002, is a unique Grade II* listed building set in the Derbyshire countryside, with spectacular views towards the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. There are normally guided tours, with guides in period costume, an Interpretation Centre, and a shop where we sell Heage Windmill flour along with souvenirs and light refreshments.
THE MILL IS NOW OPEN UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER
Congratulations to David Wharmby, who has won the first ever Heage Windmill Photo Competition with a glorious monochrome image of the mill with the sails turning. To read the judge’s comments and see other prize-winning pictures, click here
Heage Windmill – a glowing example of how to run a community trust. As featured in the Guardian
Heage Windmill Art Challenge
Blessed with fine weather and, better still, especially dramatic skies, this year’s Art Challenge attracted diverse, high quality pictures. To see the prize-winning pictures, 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