The Derbyshire attraction that is the mill is located off Chesterfield Road just to the north of the Derbyshire village of Heage. The entrance road is opposite the Bowmer and Kirkland offices. Car parking is available free on site. Post code is DE56 2BH.
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Directions from the M1
Leave M1 at junction J28 and take the A38 towards Derby and Matlock. Stay on A38 for about 6 miles.
Take the exit signposted Ripley and, on the roundabout, take the fourth exit to Ambergate, A610.
After about a mile you will reach traffic lights. Just after the lights, take a left fork (past the Excavator pub).
Follow the B6013 for less than a mile. The windmill entrance is on the right, opposite Bowmer and Kirkland offices.
From the south, travel north on the A38 and leave the junction signed Ripley A610. Take the first exit and then proceed as above.
Directions from the A6
If travelling from the South, take the A6 North out of Belper. If travelling from the North , take the A6 South out of Cromford and Whatstandwell.
At the North side of Ambergate take the main road opposite the Hurt Arms.
After less than a mile take the first right signposted Heage.
After some two miles you will come to the end of this road at a T-junction. Turn left.
You will shortly go up a steep hill. At the junction at the top turn left, then left again.
The windmill entrance is after the rows of houses on your left, and opposite Bowmer and Kirkland offices.
There are trains that come to Belper and buses that come through Heage, as you’ll find if you use the East Midlands Travel Line. Click here to plan your visit.