Tonedale Mill, nr Wellington, Somerset
Tonedale Mill was definitely my favourite explore of our Dorset & Devon camping trip (OK, so it’s technically in Somerset!). It came on day 2 and didn’t disappoint.
After a few dead ends, near-misses with Police and nosey neighbours we finally found our way in – once again, staring right at us, so easy!
Dodging vans, security cameras & nosey neighbours (again) we found ourselves squeezing in to the main mill building fairly quickly.
The structure is quite magnificent, vast in fact. We made our way to the top floor and found the Tonedale Mill piéce de résistance, the winding machines and other remaining equipment.
The Tonedale Mill site is in a kind of “limbo” state. The previous developers ran out of money and the work has just stopped.
Security are still present on site and they make frequent patrols, as we found on our way out! We were spotted and escorted kindly off the land by one of the most charming and friendly security guards I’ve ever met! (Even if he did threaten to call the police at first!)