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Hidden mill

We visited the Knowles Mill on a Sunday afternoon during a visit to the Wyre Forest it is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Walsall, United Kingdom
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Beautiful Hidden Mill

Well worth visiting if you have an interest in water mills, or fancy visiting a peaceful off the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Ian M
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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| Dowles Brook, Bewdley DY12 2LX, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Knowles Mill on a Sunday afternoon during a visit to the Wyre Forest it is a lovely walk down to the mill and is completely hidden in the forest it is well worth exploring.

Thank ldgp14
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Well worth visiting if you have an interest in water mills, or fancy visiting a peaceful off the beaten track location. The site is in the early stages of renovation,and has some of the old mill machinery in place and has some information boards relating...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Visited today as part of the national open mill day. What a little gem in the forest. The person representing The National Trust was really nice and very knowledgeable on this and other Mills in the locality. We will certainly visit again in the future.

Thank highleyborn
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Unlike others we didn't know about the 'designated car park' so just drove down the track (which is not that bad really; just a bit bumpy). The mill is definitely worth a visit to see how people used water power to grind corn in the...More

3  Thank RichardEade
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Fairly easy to find from the map directions. Left car on the allotted car park and walked around some of the other routes first before making our way towards the mill. Some lovely views to be seen along the route. Ideal for a dry or...More

1  Thank erb243
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Beautiful Place full of history well hidden within the Wyre Forest. Only issue was the road that lead to the Watermill is very narrow and dangerous. Will not advice to visit on or after a rainy day as the road get slippery and very muddy....More

1  Thank Amirah D
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Lovely, tranquil place full of history and recently re-furbished. Take a picnic and set-up on the lawn outside on a good day

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Over recent years the mill has gradually been refurbished and it is now possible to see more than just tumble down remains. The exhibition on the first floor is worthy of 30 minutes of anyone's time.

1  Thank pauln690
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Once you actually find Knowles Mill, it is a lovely place. Although you can't actually look at the waterwheel, but you can look at the inside the building. It's beside a lovely brook/river. The only thing I would say is DO NOT take your car...More

2  Thank Liz B
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Anne Marie C
7 May 2017|
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Response from Nigel1952 |
Yes, it can. Park in Bewdley and walk up the river until you get to where the Dowles brook meets the river. Walk by the side of the brook until you meet the road, turn right and cross the road, after 50 yards turn left and a... More