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Cricklepit Mill

Visit our stunning headquarters and visitor centre for free!

Cricklepit_MillSee a working historic water mill in action, buy some Cricklepit flour, walk around our wildlife garden, visit the Wildlife Helpdesk and take a look at our micro hydro turbine.

What to see and do

Cricklepit_quizVisit the Mill's free visitor centre

Learn more about the history and wildlife of the Mill. Find out about the work of DWT, nature reserves to visit and membership of DWT. There is a guide on hand to answer any of your questions and a quiz to do when you visit. 

In 2013, Students from Exeter University's television station 'XTV' have featured Cricklepit Mill in their Historical Exeter epsiode- the Cricklepit feature starts at around 6 minutes 35 seconds in to the programme.  View it here.


Attend a Milling Day

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

Come on a mill tour

Join us for a tour of the historic mill. Learn about the history of Cricklepit - the oldest mill in Exeter!
See behind the scenes and discover the workings of this fascinating building.
Mill tours run most Fridays 10.30-11.15. Please ring to check.

Buy Cricklepit flour

Cricklepit_milling_dayThe Mill is now producing its own stoneground wholemeal flour. Bags are available to buy from reception (£2.25 for 1.5kg).

Look for wildlife in the garden

For an urban site, the Mill has an extraordinary wealth of wildlife.  Find out more.


Learn about the history

The first known mill at Cricklepit was built in the 13th century and was an important part of the industrial heart of Exeter. Visit the Mill to find out more. Find out more

Watch the turbine in action


In 2010 a hydro turbine was installed at the Mill. The machine is helping Devon Wildlife Trust reduce its electricity costs by using local renewable resources.

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

Swift_sundayGo geocaching

Go geocaching at this site and hunt for hidden caches. Find out more

Download the Cricklepit Self-Guide Tour Booklet PDF


Cricklepit_gardenThe National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, SWRDA, Exeter City Council, Devon County Council, Viridor Credits Environmental Company and Exeter Canal & Quay Trust.

Plus: Wales and West Utilities, Williams de Broe, Dean & Dyball, Les Cotton Pumps Ltd, Ramasis, Bluefin Insurance Services Ltd, Bourne Leisure, Tozers, B&M Bower & Family, M&S, Stephen Clark 1957 Charitable Trust, Exeter Historic Buildings Trust, Alan Evans Memorial Trust, The H&G de Freitas Charitable Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation.

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