Catch a glimpse of the Cricklepit otter catching fish, spot the kingfisher on his favourite perch or play in the wildflower meadow.
When to visitCricklepit Mill is free to enter and open throughout the year - Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm (except public holidays). It is occasionally open on weekends for special events.
How to get to the Mill
Cricklepit Mill is located in Exeter. Follow directions to Exeter Quay and walk along Commercial Road to the Bishop Blaze pub, turn right to arrive at Cricklepit Mill. Download directions to Cricklepit Mill pdf
The address is Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter EX2 4AB.
Upkeep for the futureAccess into the Mill and tours are free, donations are warmly accepted as a contribution to the work of the Devon Wildlife Trust and the upkeep of the Mill. Why not join Devon Wildlife Trust as member?
Devon Wildlife Trust runs over 100 events each year, including walks and talks, open days and a festival. Find out more here.
Our nature reserves
Visit our stunning headquarters and visitor centre for free!
See 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
What to see and do
Visit 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
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SupportersThe 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.