Saturday, 20 February 2016

Heatherslaw Cornmill, Northumberland, UK

On the banks of the River Till, this is the only working water mill in Northumberland. An amateur video is at the foot of this page.

Powered by a 16 ft water wheel, there is a history of over 700 years of milling on this site.

The fully-restored mill machinery, including three different pairs of millstones, still makes high quality, stoneground, wholemeal flour from wheat grown in the local fields.

You can explore the historic building, watch the milling process from beginning to end and see our 21st-Century millers at work. The family-friendly exhibition also gives kids a chance to explore a miller’s life. Education visits are always welcome and there are a great range of experiences available for under 11s.

Why not stop for a relaxing cup of tea at the Heatherslaw Tearoom, and visit the gift shop to buy some delicious flour or cereals to take home.

You can continue your day by exploring the visitor centre or take a trip on the famous Heatherslaw Light Railway over the bridge.

Watch the short film below to get a preview of what you'll see on your visit!