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Visit to Ashton Mill

17 August, 2023 @ 14:00 - 16:30

Leaders: Madeleine and David Roberts.
Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society visit to
17th August 2023 2pm to 4.30pm
The Mill is an 18th century tower mill of a typical Somerset design. Although milling ceased in 1927, the Mill still contains original machinery. It is thus a fascinating time capsule of a bygone economy.
Location: On B3159 Weare to Wedmore Road. NGR: ST 414 503.
The interior of the Mill is cramped so numbers on the visit will be limited. Access to the upper floors is by ladders.

Prior booking is essential. PLEASE BOOK WITH THE SANHS OFFICE on 01823 272429 or email


17 August, 2023
14:00 - 16:30


01823 272429
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Ashton Mill
BS26 2PP + Google Map


Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.

1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed.  Comfortable footwear required.

2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.

3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.

4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.

Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.