Ford End Watermill
This little mill, recorded in 1616 but certainly very much older, was in use until 1963.
Restored by volunteers, and now maintained and run by Ford End Watermill Society, it is the only remaining working watermill in Buckinghamshire with original machinery.
It retains all the atmosphere of a small farm mill of the late 1800's.
Stoneground wholemeal flour is on sale during milling demonstrations.
Schools and other parties are very welcome
Other Local Attractions
A rare and striking example of an early form of windmill
This unusual survivor is one of the oldest windmills in Britain. Pitstone windmill ground flour for the village for almost three hundred years until a freak storm in the early 1900s left it damaged beyond economic repair.
Donated to the National Trust in 1937 Pitstone Windmill has been faithfully restored by a dedicated team of local volunteers. Today you can explore both the inner and outer workings of the windmill; including the massive post upon which the mill turns and the tail pole which the miller used to position the sails in the wind, while also taking in spectacular views of the surrounding Chilterns countryside.