Millers of old had to work with the tides to turn the wheel and mill the grain, this remains the same today
Whenever the tides are suitable the 5m wide English oak waterwheel and the machinery will be operated. Please see the adjacent calendar for when the waterwheel will be turned and when milling will be demonstrated. We will endeavour to keep to the schedule but old machinery does breakdown occasionally.
Please note: We are reliant on the tide and the volume of water in the pond so we can usually turn the waterwheel for between 1 – 2 hours, but milling is only usually around half an hour to an hour.