Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve

Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve

Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Water Mill, Museum, and Nature Reserve. A working watermill with a collection of historic rural objects, open to the public on most Sundays during the summer usually free admission unless there is a special event. The adjacent Nature Reserve and car park is open most days of the year.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Anuruddha K
London, UK118 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Absolutely Great experience.
Visited on an open day (Sunday) where many volunteers gathered and the water mill was operational. There were kind volunteers explaining at each step of the milling process. Well made models explaining the mechanics. For kids, loads of things to do including exploring the process and important machinery as well as making their own badges just for 50p. Absolutely worth a trip there to spend few hours with family.
Thank you for the great experience.
Written 10 August 2023
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Cheryl C
Letchworth Garden City, UK28 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We decided to visit the nature reserve and were incredibly disappointing. It is very unkept and feels unloved , the shelters are full of rubbish (beer cans) and the wooden walk ways are a death trap! The only plus side it that there’s a nice pub up the road !
Written 6 August 2023
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AlinaRC
Hertfordshire1,516 contributions
Oct 2022
Stotfold Mill have two large events each year. The October one has a harvest theme with ploughing demonstrations, threshing, and lots of vintage vehicles. Its great to see some of the steam powered vehicles at work - sawing, lifting, ploughing etc. There are also dozens of stall selling hand made crafts by local makers; and stands from conservation charities like the Wildlife Trust and Ivel Valley. Food and drink is on sale and we especially enjoyed the very freshly pressed apple juice.
There there is a traditional fun fair (which fits in well with the steam). On event days the mill is open and grinding wheat. There are informative displays in the mill and friendly volunteers to explain the working machinery. At the small shop in the mill you can buy freshly ground flour. You can easily spend a day talking to crafts people, looking at the displays and admiring the vintage steam engines. A fun and very affordable day out. Talking to the Ivel Valley folks there are some lovely walks in the area and we will certainly be back.
Written 4 November 2022
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EEDWgc
WGC280 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Enjoyed a Sunday at Stotfold Mill & Nature Reserve. Arrived about 10.30am before Mill opened at midday to park & wander the nature reserve first. Had been worried the car park could fill up nearer mill opened as it was a milling day. Didnt need to worry.
Weather made it a lovely day to do two circuits of the reserve. Bird hides to sit in the quiet & watch the ponds. Also a net dipping pontoon. Plenty of info boards to help identify the trees & expected wildlife.
The watermill was very interesting. Miller gave his talk & again plenty of info to read about exhibites on mill & Stotford and surrounding area.
Very small limited stocked shop. Milled flour & little else of interest.
The tea room was absolutely fab! Run by friendly ladies serving a range of cakes & tasty treats. Proper tea. Enjoyed a scone & cream.
Written 25 September 2022
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hilary d
London, UK777 contributions
Oct 2021
We went to the Stotfold steam fair with our friends,we booked online as it was cheaper to book in advance,we had a brilliant day,sheep show,horses,steam engines,afternoon tea,demonstrations at the mill,brilliant weather,what more can you ask for!
Written 9 October 2021
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HJPinBeds
Colwyn Bay, UK535 contributions
May 2021
strolled around here with the family, on a hot and sunny day. Quiet and interesting place, even saw some fish. Great asset to the town.
Pity the mill is still closed.
Written 1 June 2021
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Wunderhorse
Hertfordshire, UK13 contributions
Oct 2019
Lovely family day out with some interesting things to see. Enjoyed the cafe cake and drinks too. Well priced.
Written 1 September 2020
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Roy P
220 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
A good place to look our distant past with good knowledgeable staff. Good to visit in the summer with the sunshine out...
Written 5 March 2020
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Jake Edwards
Henlow, UK15 contributions
Feb 2019
i went there with cubs and an we looked around the mill and saw the thingy spin around and the people working there
Written 19 December 2019
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John S
Biggleswade, UK116 contributions
Jul 2019
We attended an evening visit with a group. We were made most welcome and learned about the history of the mill and its restoration. The mill has some great, dedicated volunteers who provided lots of information. The demonstration of the mill and the associated models, visual aids and displays was first class and better than our expectations. Very nice, home made cakes were provided too.
Written 9 October 2019
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STOTFOLD WATERMILL & NATURE RESERVE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00


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