Mills, forges & mines

We have a variety of mills, forges and mines open for you to explore. These places bring to life some of the most fascinating aspects of our industrial past and heritage

The water wheel at Cotehele Mill, Cornwall

Our best-loved mills

View of Bridgestone monument from Ashridge
Walking trail

Bridgewater Monument to Pitstone Windmill circular 

A great circular walk passing the Bridgewater Monument and Pitstone Windmill with views across the Chilterns and the Vale of Aylesbury.

The mill in Branscombe


Explore Branscombe to discover a restored mill and working forge in this quaint village.


Discover Branscombe

Explore the history and delights of Branscombe with our rangers, as we follow them for a day.

Finch Foundry, Devon

Finch Foundry 

Explore the last working water-powered forge in England.


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