Heage Windmill – Derbyshire Attraction

Classic Bike Day

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 Vintage Car & 40s Theme Day

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John Lea, Flour Manager & Miller, milled all day last Monday and, as a result, bagged flour has appeared in the cupboards for the first time since last August.

John Lea, Flour Manager & Miller, milled all day last Monday and, as a result, bagged flour has appeared in the cupboards for the first time since last August.


Monday June 6th was a great day in the history of Heage Windmill: the six sails were put back, ready to turn again soon.

If you were one of the people who contributed time or money, either as a volunteer or a supporter of our windmill, a huge THANK YOU.

Click here to view a time-lapse video of the day the sails went back.  With many thanks to F Stop Press

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Certificate of ExcellenceTRIP ADVISOR AWARD 

For the second year running, Heage Windmill has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence.  This is wonderful news considering that the windmill was only partially operational for part of the year due to  wet rot and the subsequent removal of the sails for repair.  Piers Bostock, Chairman of Heage Windmill Society, said that: ‘ This is a rewarding reflection of the  hard work put in by our very dedicated team of volunteers’.


Stop Press:  Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir will be raising funds for the windmill with a concert in Heage Church on Saturday, December 10th 

We have now raised nearly £57,000

We are delighted that the sails are back on and the windmill is in operation again. We are also thankful for the fundraising support we have received. Donations to keep our windmill operating will always be welcome and we have other improvement projects being developed. Thank you to all of you who have already supported us.



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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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