Let the winds blow – it’s Mills Weekend!
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Every week for years I’ve driven past Great Haseley windmill, a lovely ruin of a mill prominent on the Oxfordshire landscape, wondering about its past, and also it’s future (it’s in the process of being privately renovated).
Now it turns out I can go and see this windmill and as many others as I fancy in the area next weekend, because it’s National Mill Weekend from May 12-13th, where the nation’s mills, some privately owned, and many still in working order, are open to the public. For children and excitable adults like me, this is nearly as brilliant as a trip to the moon or a house made of sweets (come on, I did say nearly).
Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire have their fair share of wind and watermills, but there’s also a comprehensive county-by-county list here. It’s the perfect opportunity to go to an area you’ve never been to please let me know where you go, what you see, and if you find anything good enough to make it into Muddy Stilettos!