Visiting places on your door step – Daniel’s Mill

Here’s a different post for you this Sunday, I don’t usually review places I’ve been to but I visited Daniel’s Mill last weekend with my Mum and wanted to blog about it.  I’ve lived in this town for nearly three years now, and also lived here for a good percentage of my teens and early twenties but had never been here before.

It’s a really pleasant mile walk from where I live to Daniel’s Mill and we arrived around 2.15 just in time to join the short tour of the mill, the stones and the watermill itself by a very knowledgeable volunteer. The mill estate has been run by the same family for the past 250 years which is a fabulous achievement.

Daniel's Mill

After our tour we were then able to wander around the property at our own pace but we headed for the Stable Tea Room for afternoon tea. A pot of tea for 2, scone and jam and a slice of lemon drizzle cake came to £5.10 which I thought was very good value for money, especially as the cakes were delicious.

We then went for a stroll around the woodland walk and the pools.  It was quite easy to imagine times gone by especially with the steam railway coming over the viaduct also.  It was so calm and peaceful; just lovely.

Daniel's Mill

Before we made our back along the river on the Severn Way we used the ladies, not very interesting I know, but worth a mention because they were immaculately clean!

I love visiting and supporting places like this because if this generation doesn’t visit these local places of interest they won’t be here for the next generation to discover and appreciate.

Learn more about Daniel’s Mill by visiting their website.
The mill is open Thursday to Sunday 11am – 4pm and is £5 for adults and £4 for concessions.

How many places of interest are on your door step that you’ve never visited?

This is my favourite photo. I just took it at the right time and got the sun's ray streaming

This is my favourite photo. I just took it at the right time and got the sun’s ray streaming

4 Comments

  1. 5th June 2016 / 10:34 am

    Totally agree with you – if we don’t support places they will disappear. I love that it is a working watermill Lindsay. Throop Mill near us is derelict and I know they’re just waiting until it’s in such dire condition (it’s listed) that they’ll be given the go ahead to bulldoze it for the land.

    It’s definitely worth mentioning the ladies 😀 and that afternoon tea was VERY reasonable. It sounds like a place I would love to visit.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • 7th June 2016 / 3:16 pm

      That’s a shame isn’t it, I bet as soon as they can it’ll have a housing development on it.
      Although, these places take an incredible amount of money to look after. The mill we visited had raised just enough (£8k) to fix the roof, and they need to raise another £36,000 to make repairs to the actual wheel!

  2. Julie's Book Cave
    5th June 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Your photographs are lovely especially the one of the water wheel. There are so many interesting places on our doorsteps that we take for granted so we should visit them if they’re open.

    • 7th June 2016 / 3:14 pm

      Thank you! There are, aren’t there. I don’t know about you but when we plan a day out, it’s usually somewhere a couple of hours away…..

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