Heage Windmill, from its lofty position, has spectacular views towards the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Lovingly restored in 2002 is the only working six-sailed stone tower windmill in England, built in 1797.
The windmill opens at weekends from Easter through to last weekend in October, for costumed guided tours and flour sales.
There are also a number of special events throughout the year, for you to look out for. These include:
- Giant cobweb day
- Classic Bikes
- Tractor Day
- Italian Cars Visit
- Santa Day
Opening times: 11am to 4pm, weekends and Bank Holidays, Easter to end of October
Admission Prices: Adults – £4; Concessionary – £3.50; Children (5-16) – £2; Under 5s – Free; Buy one get one free – for children 5-16
The guided tour takes approximately 40 minutes. Access to the upper parts of the mill is via steep stairs. A digital presentation of the mill machinery is available and accessible to visitors with a tour ticket, in the undercroft beneath the mill.
There is a small shop on site, which sells flour, when available, snacks, hot and cold drinks and souvenirs.
Group and school visits can be arranged outside of normal opening times.
There are toilets, including a disabled toilet on site. Wheelchair access to the ground floor of the windmill, the interpretation centre and the visitor’s centre.
Where to find Heage Windmill: the mill is located off Chesterfield Road, just to the north of Heage, opposite the Bowmer and Kirkland offices. Post code is DE56 2BH.
Car Parking is free and available on site.
Nearest railway station is Belper
Buses available to Heage from Belper
Telephone: 01773 853579