Things to see & do

Learn how the mill works

Take a look at how the cogs and wheels work © David Levenson

Take a look at how the cogs and wheels work

Find out how the cogs, wheels and other machinery all work together at the mill.

Our information panels and volunteers will help explain the process from growing wheat in the fields to putting the flour in the bags.

The Mill past and present

Hardwick millers have been working here for centuries © David Levenson

Hardwick millers have been working here for centuries

There has been a mill on this site for hundreds of years, providing flour for the local villages and the Hardwick Estate.

Find out more about the lives of the Stainsby millers, past and present.

Stretch your legs

Visitors enjoy stretching their legs in the surrounding grounds © Natiomal Trust/David Levenson

Visitors enjoy stretching their legs in the surrounding grounds

Get the most out of your visit to Stainsby Mill and take a walk in the nearby Hardwick park.

There are plenty of walking routes from sedate strolls to brisk rambles. We even have a Miller's Shoe Walk.

For families at Stainsby

A family enjoy having a go at grinding grain

Children love getting hands-on at Stainsby Mill with a range of activities and trails, including having a go at grinding your own flour.

Walking in the footsteps

Make sure you keep an eye out for the rare and elusive water vole

Stride out along Miller's pond and walk in the footsteps of history. This short walk is suitable for all ages and abilities, whilst it can be muddy, it is also suitable for buggies too.

Bake your own tasty bread

Pick up a recipe leaflet from Stainsby Mill along with some of the flour and you can create your own tasty bread. Wholemeal and spelt flour is available and it is all ground at the Mill itself.

View across the garden to the entrance front of Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire © Mike Williams

View across the garden to the entrance front of Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

More at Hardwick

Make the most of your trip to Stainsby Mill and visit Hardwick Hall, an Elizabethan masterpiece.

Take a stroll around the house and enjoy finding out more about the history of the building and its remarkable owner, Bess of Hardwick. Or why not stretch your legs and take a walk in the picturesque parkland or peaceful gardens? We've a selection of routes for all abilities.

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