Things to see and do at Stainsby Mill

Flour pours into a sack at the mill

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.

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

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.
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.

Fun for families

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

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 flour is available and it is all ground at the Mill itself.

Explore more

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.