Lowfield Heath Windmill set for national open weekend

Lowfield Heath Windmill will be taking part in this year's National Mills Weekend next month.

The windmill at Charlwood will be opening its doors for the annual event, coordinated by The Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), on Sunday, May 11, from 10am to 5pm.

Across the UK, more than 300 windmills and watermills will be opening their doors to the public for the event, billed as a festival of milling heritage.

Participating mills include many not normally open to the public, with a range of special events and family-friendly activities.

Details of all mills open during National Mills Weekend, including specific mills' opening times, can be found on the website: www.nationalmillsweekend.co.uk Lowfield Heath Windmill, which last worked by wind in 1880, was moved two and a half miles to its present site, and is now complete again after many years of restoration.

It now stands in Rusper Road, Charlwood, and can be found tucked away in the village by turning off the A23 at the roundabout north of Gatwick Airport, following signs for Charlwood, and turning left in the village opposite the village hall.

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