Mount Pleasant Windmill

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This is set on top of a ridge overlooking the Trent Valley. It is on the B1398 just north of Kirton Lindsey. There is a small car park.

The 1875 windmill has been restored and is now a working windmill producing a range of different organic flours. They mill on a daily basis, although the mill wasn’t working when we arrived. There is no charge to visit the ground floor where flour is bagged. There is a charge of £2 if you want to climb the steep internal staircase to see the working mechanism. Prebooked tours with the miller cost £4 when the history and working of the mill is explained.

There is a craft bakery on site which produces a wide range of different breads using their flours. These are sold in the tea room, local farmers markets and also on the internet. The different flours can also be bought in the tea room. They are expensive compared to supermarket flour but do taste different.

The tea room serves a range of excellent homemade cakes (carrot, date and walnut, chocolate, cherry and coconut, lemon…) as well as flapjack and scones all made in the bakery. Homemade soups with fresh bread, salads and sandwiches again made with their bread are also sold.

We took grandson aged two who loves windmills (having seen the one at the start of Thomas the Tank Engine on TV). He squeaked in delight when he saw a real windmill, especially how big it was. His eyes opened wide when we took him into the ground floor. The steps were too steep for him to negotiate by himself and too steep for us to carry him. A trip to see the working machinery will be when he is bigger.

The tea room sells prints of windmills and small fridge magnets. He wandered round finding all the windmills (including those on the bags of flour) and on the apron of the lady serving us. He is now the proud owner of a fridge magnet with a picture of a windmill which he is not letting out of his sight.

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