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 . . . . . . . .

The Heritage Trust may be a small, volunteer run charity but it is very busy preserving the heritage of Swannington for benefit of current and future generations.

Whether you want to know the dates of mill openings, family heritage events, archives evenings, walks, talks, volunteer sessions they are here.

Contact Katrina our Trust Chair and Events Coordinator via our Contact Page to find out more.

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April 2019

Wednesday 3rd – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Friday 5th – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill

Sunday 7thHough Mill Open – 2-5pm, open Sundays until the end September see Visit Page for more information.

Tuesday 9thCalifat Excavation – 9.30am Califat Spinney, led by our partners Leicestershire Industrial History Society see LIHS Website for more information

Wednesday 10th – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Friday 12th – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill

Sunday 14thHough Mill Open – 2-5pm

Wednesday 17th – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Friday 19th – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill

Saturday 20th – Last day to book for Easter at the Mill on Monday 22nd

Sunday 21stHough Mill Open – 2-5pm

Monday 22ndEaster at the Mill – 2pm, book your place via Eventbrite to ensure your Easter Egg and read more on our Easter Download

Wednesday 24th – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Friday 26th – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill

Sunday 28thHough Mill Open – 2-5pm

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May 2019

Wednesday 1st – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Friday 3rd – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Sunday 7thHough Mill Open – 2-5pm

Wednesday 8th – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Friday 10th – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill

Saturday 11th – Weekend Volunteers – 10am Snibston No 3, Spring Lane

Sunday 12thHough Mill Open – 2-5pm

Tuesday 14th – Califat Excavation – 9.30am Califat Spinney, led by our partners Leicestershire Industrial History Society see LIHS Website  for more information

Wednesday 15th – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Friday 17th – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill

Saturday 18thJessop’s Tramway and the Coleorton Railway, Guided Walk – 10.30am Hough Mill, 6.5 miles, part of the National Forest Walking Festival – Booking essential

Sunday 19th – Hough Mill Open – 2-5pm

Wednesday 22nd – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Thursday 23rdAncient Coal Mines to New Woodland, Guided Walk – 7pm Hough Mill, 2 miles, part of the National Forest Walking FestivalBooking essential

Friday 24th – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill

Saturday 25thA circular walk from Swannington, Guided Walk – 10am Hough Mill, 10 miles, part of the National Forest Walking Festival – Booking essential

Sunday 26thHough Mill Open – 2-5pm

Monday 27thHough Mill Open – 2-5pm

Wednesday 29th – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Thursday 30thWoodlands around Swannington – 2.30pm Snibston No 3, 4.5 miles, part of the National Forest Walking Festival – Booking essential

Friday 31st – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill

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June 2019

Sunday 2nd – Hough Mill Open 2pm-5pm

Wednesday 5th – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Friday 7th – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill

Sunday 9thHough Mill Open 2pm-5pm

Wednesday 12th – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Friday 14th – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill

Sunday 16thHough Mill Open 2pm-5pm

Wednesday 19th – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Friday 21st – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill

Sunday 23rdHough Mill Open 2pm-5pm

Wednesday 26th – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill

Friday 28th – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill

Sunday 30thHough Mill Open 2pm-5pm

Sunday 30th JuneSwannington Open Gardens (run by the Swannington Open Gardens)

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July and Longer Term

Saturday 6th July – Califat Coal Mine Excavation – Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society and Swannington Heritage Trust for a tour of the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine.  Booking not required.  Download more information

Sunday 7th JulyStrawberry Fayre at Swannington village hall from 2pm

Tuesday 9th July – Historic Main Street Historical Walk – from Swannington School at 7pm.  Find out more about the former farms, the poverty of the Tan Yard, the life of Lady Beaumont and the lost pubs.  Download more information  Limited to 20 places, book via Eventbrite

Saturday 13th July – Walk The Swannington Incline – from Snibston No 3 Coal Mine, Spring Lane at 10.30am.  Walk in the footsteps of Robert Stephenson on a guided tour of the Swannington Incline at the western end of his 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway.  Booking essential, limited to 20 places.  Download more information

Saturday 13th July – A Stroll To A Nature Reserve In “Old Swannington” – from Snibston No 3 Coal Mine, Spring Lane at 1pm. Walk in the footsteps of Robert Stephenson on a historical walk that follows his 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway south towards Coalville. Booking essential, limited to 20 places.  Download more information

Sunday 21st July – Califat Coal Mine Excavation – Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society and Swannington Heritage Trust for a tour of the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine.  Booking not required.  Download more information

Tuesday 23rd July – Hidden Treasures of St George’s Hill Historical Walk – from Hough Mill at 7pm. Join us for a fact filled stroll around the area and find out more about the post mill with a lady miller, the secrets of St George’s graveyard, the Coleorton Railway tunnel, the isolation hospital and other hidden treasures. Download more information Limited to 20 places, book via Eventbrite

Sunday 29th SeptemberTake Teddy To The Mill – from 2pm, what will brave teddies do this year?