Cricklepit Mill

Cricklepit MillCricklepit Mill by Andrew Taylor

Cricklepit Mill is Devon Wildlife Trust’s head office, a wildlife garden and a working Mill all in one!

A free Visitor Centre

The earliest known mill at Cricklepit was built in the 13th century – a ‘fulling’ mill used to finish woollen cloth by pounding it. It was restored by the Devon Historic Buildings Trust in the 1990s after it had been devastated by fire, and bought by DWT with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2004. It is now a Visitor Centre where we run a range of events and activities for the general public.

If you want to learn more about the history and wildlife of the Mill, it is free to visit. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Download the Cricklepit Self-Guide Tour Booklet PDF

Attend a Milling Day

On the second Friday of every month 10am until 12 noon. Stop by and take a look at flour milling in action. For more information and dates and to find out about other events and activities at the Mill, please visit our events page

Look for wildlife in the garden

For an urban site, the Mill has an extraordinary wealth of wildlife. Otters, kingfishers, egrets, and hedgehogs have been seen here. 

Cricklepit Mill has been supported by Viridor Credits Environmental Company.

Arrange a school or group visit to the mill

Tours can be arranged for schools or groups and can be specially tailored to suit the group. Please call in advance to book on 01392 279244 or

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