Wednesday, 8 October 2014


Cogglesford Watermill Organic Flour

Last month attractions across the UK opened their doors for free in a bid to celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.

Cogglesford Watermill in Sleaford, among many other participating venues across North Kesteven took part and was astonished at the number of visitors that passed through their doors.

The Mill saw over 420 visitors on Sunday, a high achievement for this quaint hidden gem in Sleaford. Visitors enjoyed their stay as they witnessed the restored working watermill in operation producing its very own organic wholemeal flour.

As the mill is already free admission, free bags of the mill’s flour were on offer to the public for anyone quoting ‘heritage open days’. Other venues including Navigation House off Carre Street and Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre in North Rauceby saw their visitor numbers double if not triple which is great news for our venues across the district.

Milling Days at Cogglesford Watermill

Cogglesford Watermill is in operation every second Sunday of the month with the next milling day on Sunday 12 October from 11am to 4pm. See the mill in operation as the huge water wheel rumbles into action. Visitors can see the huge cogs and wheels use the power of the water wheel to turn the mill stones, producing organic, wholemeal flour. Whilst you’re there you can learn about the history of the mill and its millers, try your hand at grinding grain and explore the mill. Why not take home a reminder of your day with a bag of Cogglesford Watermill’s very own flour, on sale in the shop.

For more information about the Milling Day or other places to visit and things to do, visit or contact North Kesteven District Council on 01529 308102. Don’t forget the mill is also open 7 days a week up until 31 October from 12 to 4pm (Mon to Fri) and 11am to 4.30pm (Sat to Sun).

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