Path Head Water Mill is a hidden sanctuary for people to enjoy, to discover new talents and meet old friends.
The Mill & Grounds
The Mill is located in a tranquil dell, adjacent to meadows and wooded walks with picnic facilities and a relaxing garden area. Visitors to The Mill can walk, sit, chat, sketch and paint while enjoying the natural surroundings of the building and the millpond.Find out more
Our tearoom – also serving delicious Pumphrey’s coffee – is run entirely by volunteers and their beautiful home-made cakes, pies, scones and bacon butties are swiftly gaining a fantastic reputation!Find out more
Sat 20 May 2023
Families had an exciting day of free activities with Technology Tom as he demonstrated various water machines for pumping, raising and utilising water - all involving audience participation and thoroughly enjoyed by children and adults alike. Many were recreations of ancient water technology, including work from the Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius. Children were also given the chance to make their very own waterwheel to take home. Tom can be followed on Twitter @technologytom1
Thu 15 Jun 2023
A Local History Event Working with Ben Underwood, Val Scully has produced a new book to tell the story of the rescue and renovation of the mill. It was printed locally, at Penny Print in Dunston, and is now on sale for £10, with all proceeds going to our charitable trust.
Sat 15 Jul 2023
Bring your favourite teddy bear and enjoy this free event! We will have lots of teddy bear related activities for children of all ages. Children can bring their own picnic to enjoy in our beautiful grounds, or buy one lovingly made by our tea room volunteers at a cost of £2.00. In addition to children’s picnics, our usual offer of lovely home made food and drinks will be available in our tea room.
Sat 2 Sep 2023
Come along and have some fun at our free event ! We will have a selection of large games, Connect 4, Jenga, giant dominoes, croquet and more in the Mill grounds to entertain children and the young at heart.