The only authentic working windmill in the entire AONB and wider Wessex region and still producing stoneground flour.

Wilton Windmill was built in 1821 after the new Kennet and Avon canal had been built and was in operation for 100 years.  With the introduction of new steam roller mills and fast production of cheap bread it became unwanted, was abandoned and then fell into disrepair. The mill was finally restored to its former glory in 1976, by a team of dedicated volunteers.

You can visit the windmill site any time of year, but the building is open for guided tours from Easter to the end of September on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The picnic area has sweeping views across the downs and there are numerous walks to be enjoyed from the mill including down to the Kennet and Avon Canal and Wilton Water.

Further Information

Grid Reference: SU275616
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Image: Wilton Windmill Credit: Great West Way