To see the video of Dame Ellen’s visit, filmed by Andy Savage of Derby Photos, click here
HEAGE WINDMILL IS NOW OPEN EVERY WEEKEND and Bank Holiday – through until the end of October.
THE WINDMILL IS NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN!
Andy Potter interviewed volunteers at the windmill for a Radio Derby feature which was broadcast on April 16th. You can Listen Again online. Click here
On Easter Sunday, April 20th, under the guidance of our favourite bunny ‘Woosemary Rabbit’, children will be encouraged to seek and find special tokens which will be hidden around the mill, leading to the reward of edible goodies.
The mill will also be open on Easter Monday.
‘AS LONG AS THE WINDMILL’S SAILS TURN, THERE IS A BALANCE IN MY WORLD’… so says Agnieszka Rzepka who enjoyed her visit to our windmill recently and sent us the photo above. Here are her words in full:
‘While living in the Netherlands for 6 years, I totally fell in love with windmills over there. Now living on this small island, I’m trying to visit as many of the windmills as I can – they make me a bit less home-sick. Heage Windmill – with its unique 6 sails structure, well preserved mechanism and hilarious guide (thanks, Tim) definitely put a smile on my face. It seems that as long as the windmill’s sails turn, there is a balance in my world.’
CHECK OUT A NEW YOU TUBE VIDEO OF THE WINDMILL. Many thanks to Matthew House. Click here
PLEASE COME AND VISIT OUR WONDERFUL WINDMILL IN 2014
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.
A dramatic new aerial shot of Heage Windmill, taken by Dave Tindall. Thanks Dave! To see two more – also taken by Dave – click here
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A MILLER FOR THE DAY? What about making a relative or friend a Miller for the Day as a birthday or Christmas gift? For more details about this fascinating, unique experience, click here
Sara Blizzard, the main weather presenter at BBC East Midlands Today, officially opened our new season over Easter weekend. To see the pictures, click here and to view Andy Savage’s video of the opening, click here
Heage Windmill – a glowing example of how to run a community trust. As featured in the Guardian
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