The windmill is open from 11am to 4pm every weekend until the end of October.
Heage Windmill in Derbyshire is the only six-sailed stone tower windmill in England. The Derbyshire attraction is a Grade II* listed building, sited on a hill providing spectacular views towards the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, was restored to working order in 2002 and looks as splendid as when first built in 1797. Visitors can go on tours with guides normally in costume. There is also an Interpretation Centre and a shop where can buy flour that is milled here.
TROUBLE AT MILL
LATEST… We are in the process of setting up a crowdfunding appeal so that you can donate online. Watch this space.
Many thanks to those of you who have already rallied round to help our windmill, either through dropping coins in our collection box at the mill or by sending a cheque in the post. We have also had some people offering to raise funds on our behalf. For example, we hope to have news soon of a concert in St Luke’s Church, Heage.
Unless you missed the media coverage of the last week, Heage Windmill is facing a repair bill of over £90,000 after a maintenance check revealed severe wet rot in major structural components. The mill will remain open for the rest of this season but we will have to stop turning the sails or milling flour until the issue is resolved.
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Donations which would help enable the repair work to proceed can presently be sent as cheques made payable to HWS Trouble at Mill to:
Danny Ashley, Treasurer, Heage Windmill Society, 12 Woodland Way, Old Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6JA
N.B. Here is a Gift Aid form you can fill in to send in with your cheque Gift Aid A5 Final2 pdf
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