Hough Mill open 2-5pm every Sunday from 7th April . . . . . . . . The Trust is leading four walks in the National Forest Walking Festival 18th-30th May - see Diary . . . . . . . . Swannington History pages updated with details of the school and public houses . . . . . . . .

We Hope Sails Are Coming To Hough Mill

Visitors always ask when we will be adding sails to Hough mill.  We are really excited to let you know that we hope to add framework sails later this summer subject to appropriate planning approvals.  These sails will lead us one step closer to having a fully restored mill.  We will release more details as […]

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New Website

New website 22nd March 2019 We hope you like the changes on our website – lots more photos and new content such as the Calcutta pumping rods inspection engine, the nature pages and how to volunteer. Today is only the first phase, there is lots more to be added so keep returning to see the […]

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Easter at the Mill

Easter at the Mill

Monday 22nd April, follow our trail on Easter Monday to claim your Easter Egg. To ensure that the Easter bunny delivers enough eggs for every child, please book a place through our event page on eventbrite.co.uk   More details of the event can be downloaded.    

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Jessop’s Tramway and the Coleorton Railway Guided Walk

Saturday 18th May. We follow the line of Jessop’s 1794 tramway from the Swannington Coalfield towards Thringstone Wharf. We then continue along the Ivanhoe Way before heading to the New Lount Nature Reserve where we take a break for a picnic lunch. Our route back traces the horse drawn 1833 Coleorton Railway. The route is […]

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Strawberry Fayre

Sunday 7th July. An afternoon at the village hall in Main Street , with strawberry cream teas and a glass of pimms. With luck a sunny afternoon so that you can enjoy a table in the grounds. A selection of stalls, games, activities and a Heritage Trust display add interest to the afternoon.

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Take Teddy to the Mill

Sunday 29th September. Brave teddy bears have abseiled from a mill window, been winched to the fantail, zip wired from the fantail platform and enjoyed a boat ride on the lake. There is also a trail, crafts, games and refreshments.

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Christmas at the Mill

A great way to get the Christmas season underway on the first Sunday in December. The decorated mill looks magical and that’s before Santa arrives. Games, crafts, barbecue, mulled wine and cakes complete the afternoon.

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