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Accessibility at Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge

A small group, one in a wheelchair enjoy a tour of Patterson's Spade Mill
Everyone can discover the history of Patterson's Spade Mill | © Paul Moane

We are working hard behind the to ensure that every visit to Patterson's is a positive and memorable one. Everyone needs nature and we are doing our bit to ensure that there are no barriers to accessing the green spaces and gardens of Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge.

Accessibility on site

We've made a number of improvements to our facilities and visitor offer lately to make Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge more accessible.

  • A wheelchair is available to hire free of charge
  • An audio loop is available in Visitor Reception
  • There is dedicated disabled parking located at the top of the car park.
  • There are disabled toilets in the building.

Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge accessibility guide

Take a look at the Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge accessibility guide for more information on the accessibility of the site.

Our work to improve the accessibility of Rowallane Garden is ongoing, if you have any questions, feedback or, ideas please get in touch with us by email

Blacksmith's working at the Forge, heating steel.

Things to do at Patterson's Spade Mill 

Discover the last working water-driven spade mill in daily use in the British Isles, learn about the old art of forging and have a go at making something yourself.