Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Frugal Travels Continue Heage Windmill Derbyshire


Heage WIndmill in black and white



Weekends can be a bit of a DIY trap I've been asking Mr T to fit the toilet seat for months , I may well have to go myself words that fill Mr T with dread. So in lieu ( see what I did there ) of Mr T avoiding fitting the new toilet seat , we headed off to Heage Windmill near Belper. This is another frugal location in the respect that it has free parking and you can picnic there , you don't have to go round the windmill which is a mere £4 for adults . Again this is a cash only place and you get tremendous value for your money in the way of helping the windmill , there is also the stunning location to boot. Any child of the 1970's will immediately bring Windy Miller to mind.

The countryside surrounding Heage windmill



Situated on top of a hill Heage windmill is stunning and looks out upon rolling shades of green countryside that changes colour as the sun plays peek a boo with the cotton wool clouds. We are still the the throws of glorious summer and I plan to make yes of the sunshine ( though every time I plan a BBQ it does however seem to rain) Heage is the tinniest of villages and the windmill is stunning it is a 6 sail windmill and and been here is some form of another since 1799. Look out and not only will you see the patchwork of weaving colour of the countryside but also stone walls stretching as far as the eye can see. The area is very much unspoilt think Chitty Chitty Bang Bang windmill and you aren't far wrong it is a film set location.


the Top of Heage windmill


So if you have £4  burning a hole in your pocket I can't think of a lovelier way to spend it than at the windmill at Heage, there is a captivation not only in the romance of the location but in the sound of a windmill turning,

Six sails of Heage Windmill



Go seek the sound of a windmill.



19 comments:

  1. I love your dramatic photo of the clouds and the windmill sail.

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  2. Just beautiful photo's. The rough brickwork texture is amazing

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  3. What lovely pics, and yes, this sounds like great use of £4!

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  4. wow that windmill is fantastic! I used to always want to live in one, or a lighthouse! x

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  5. This is so stunning love seeing old windmills.

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  6. You have some beautiful photos here Claire. I remember Windy Miller :)

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  7. Oh we will have to visit this as never been before, such great photos Claire x

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  8. Lovely pictures. This place looks beautiful

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  9. I have always loved windmills ever since I was a child.

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  10. I have a friend who lives in a windmill and I have to say it is pretty cool x

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  11. Lovely photos and it sounds like a great place to visit.

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  12. Gorgeous views and stunning windmills. I don't think I've ever being close enough, but would like to. one day

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  13. I love windmills, so imposing and majestic. Lovely to see one against such a fabulous sky!

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  14. You take the most lovely photos - what a beautiful windmill. x

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  15. It does look wonderful in your photos. We are thinking about a day trip this week - nice to get out and avoid the DIY.

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  16. I love windmills, there is something so beautiful about them and you really captured that in your photos!

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  17. Beautiful photos Claire, really lovely. I love windmills but haven't been up close to one for some time now, must rectify that. I remember Windy Miller very well :)

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  18. lovely photos, windmills are so beautiful i love them.

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