Built in 1797 and restored in 2002, Heage Windmill – a Grade II* listed building – is a top Derbyshire Attraction with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award and 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.
Heage Windmill’s season is now over. However…
The mill will open throughout the winter months on the second Saturday of each month for the sale of flour only (no tours) from 10 am to 1-00 pm. Those dates are: December 14th and January 11th 2020. And, of course, Santa is coming on Sunday December 1st and will be with us from 11 am until 3-00 pm. Details to follow soon.
Santa is Coming – Sunday, December 1st
Santa Claus is coming to Heage Windmill on Sunday December 1st from 11-00 until 3-00 pm (gates open at 10-30 am) and, apart from meeting all the children, he is looking forward to seeing the windmill with its full complement of six sails once again. He will arrive by motorised sledge and will meet up with his main helper, the chief Elf, to enter the mill and visit his decorated grotto where he will hope to meet many children. The mill marquee will be open and there will be various supporting activities including Tombola, Bric-a-brac, Christmas Hamper raffle, warming drinks and mince pies. The air will be charged with the smell of Burgers and Hot Chestnuts, available from visiting stalls. The charge for each child who visits Santa is £5.00 – this includes a present. There is no charge for parents or guardians. Numbered admission tickets can be purchased in the nearby visitor centre and pre booking is not necessary.
Unfortunately we cannot offer tours of the mill that day but there is plenty of parking and super views of the mill and the surrounding countryside as added attractions.
A Milestone in Milling
Heage Windmill has just had delivered its 50th ton of grain. To read more, click here
Six Sails Again at Heage Windmill
Yes, at last our windmill has all its sails. Wednesday November 6th was a poignant day, the culmination of 750 hours of volunteer labour. BBC East Midlands Today filmed the event, and Andrew Evans of f22 Aerial Images provided dramatic images with his drone. To read about the day and see more photos, click here.
Cobweb Day puts Windmill to Bed
Heage Windmill’s 2019 season has ended with the ceremonial spinning of a web. Read all about it – and see more photos – by clicking here
HEAGE WINDMILL AWARDED TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
We are delighted to learn that for the fifth consecutive year, as a result of the many reports from satisfied visitors, Heage Windmill has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2019. Having achieved five years of Excellence the windmill now enters into the hard-won Trip Advisor ‘Hall of Fame’ and we are delighted to be able to display our new logo. Alan Eccleston, Chairman of the Heage Windmill Trust said: ‘The award recognises that this was only achieved as a result of the commitment of our team of dedicated volunteers and we offer them our thanks for making such consistent awards possible’.Did you know that if you shop online, you can raise funds for Heage Windmill? Click here for more details.
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