Here’s a great example of how one post can lead to another via an unexpected tangent – and it’s really rather excellent.
Last week I posted a ride cam from my trip from Sutton Coldfield to to the canal at Tyburn, Erdington along the Newhall and Plants Brook cycleway – National Cycle Network route 534. In response to this, I received an email from Alan Dawson, who wrote:
Referring to your post of May 16th – Valley views. You are completely right regarding the beauty of the cycle route along Plants Brook and Newhall Valley but are you aware that you pass within 200 metres of it is New Hall Water Mill?
New Hall is a fully restored 18th century mill which opens to the public on seven days each year (unfortunately you have just missed the first). On open days the mill is operated by the Friends of the mill who produce flour and allow visitors to gain an insight into days past.
Displays and demonstrations of traditional skills are undertaken in the mill meadow where you can also follow a tree trail and go on a guided walk, if so desired.
There is a small tearoom selling cakes and beverages along with a garden shop where produce may be purchased from the millers garden.
Entrance to the mill and car parking is free. The times of opening are 10.00 – 16.00 and this year’s remaining open days are as follows –
Bank holiday Monday May 25th
Sunday June 14th – Wild Flower day
Sunday July 12th – Nature day
Sunday August 9th – Hobbies day
Bank holiday Monday August 31st – Arts and Crafts day
Sunday September 13th – History day
Access to the mill is off Wylde Green road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1QU, some 200 metres from the National cycle route.
More details can be found on our website – www.newhallmill.org.uk
Hoping you can give us a mention on the blog
Alan Dawson – A friend of New Hall Mill.
That’s certainly one worth visiting – please do pop along if you can. It looks fascinating.