This is an attraction that was pretty much on the doorstep, but somewhere we just never got round to visiting. We eventually decided to visit on a sunny afternoon, and I am glad that we did!
After a leisurely walk to Path Head, we were pleasantly surprise by the size and also how well hidden it appeared to be. There were a few other visitors already there when we arrived, but the guide was very friendly.
It was very interesting to see the history of the mill and then to see the workings, as they would have been when the mill was in operation. It has been lovingly restored by people who have a genuine passion for the industrial history of the North East and want to pass this on to every visitor. There was also a trail which was a nice way to take in information about various machinery such as wind turbines, and other water powered machinery.
There was a small seating area indoors which a where you could buy tea, coffee and a small section of cold drinks and snacks. However as the weather was so nice, we were offered seats to take out on to the grassed area with was a very relaxing way to finish our visit.
Overall we both enjoyed our visit to Path Head Water Mill and on such a beautiful day it was sad that there were so few visitors to what is a very interesting attraction. I think one of the reasons could be the price of admission that in my opinion seems a little excessive considering the size of the attraction. This may well put family or larger groups of visitors off.
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