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Accessibility

Advice for visitors using wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

The majority of the site is flat and presents no problem for wheelchair users or anyone using a mobility scooter. However, like most old properties, the mill wasn’t designed with accessibility in mind so there are just a few things to let you know about.

There are four stone steps leading up to the admissions desk and tea-room in the main mill but there’s sloped access to the left-hand side. It’s a fairly steep slope and some people have struggled if they’re pushing a chair, but it’s manageable by most people – we’re always happy to lend a hand.

Over the footbridge toward the toilets, the surface is a little uneven and we ask wheelchair users and anyone partially sighted to take particular care here.

Outside, at the exit to the wildfowl garden, there’s a double gate that isn’t accessible by wheelchairs but you can go back on yourself through the entrance without missing anything. There are a few small slopes and some slightly uneven surfaces around the grounds and some of the paths are a little soft, laid with bark chippings. There’s an accessible toilet with hand rails though it’s not as wide as most modern disabled WCs. The main car park in the grounds is gravel while the overflow car park is grass and is just across the road from the main entrance. If it’s easier you’re very welcome to park by the main entrance where you can wheel directly onto the smooth path.

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