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.
However, flour will be on sale at the mill, as available, on the second Saturday of each month, from November until March, 10-00 am until 1-00 pm.  Those dates are as follows: December 9 | January 13 | February 10 | March 10
Our windmill’s official opening is Saturday 31st March 


We’ve booked Santa to visit Heage Windmill again on Sunday December 3rd,  arriving at 11 noon and staying with us until 3.00 pm. Santa will be cosy in his special grotto inside this lovely old windmill and will meet the children to learn of their ‘needs and wants’. Each child will receive a present from Santa.  It  costs just £5-00 for each young visitor…  BUT parents and guardians are admitted free of charge! We issue tickets to ensure everyone is seen in turn.

We will also have stalls, games, Hug a Husky, mince pies, various craft stalls, hot drinks and refreshments – in fact something for everyone!

The mill will be open until 3.00 pm and we will be selling the renowned Heage Windmill stone ground flour, if the wind has been blowing!

Sunday October 29th, Heage Windmill was a website… quite literally.  Read here how the windmill was put to sleep for the winter.
One of our volunteers Anthony Sharp has a privileged view of Heage Windmill from his home window.  Look what he saw recently.  Magical…

 Congratulations to Mathias Graf from Wirksworth, receiving here his Miller for the Day certificate.

 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