Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt
Wath Mill, nr Pateley Bridge
Grid reference: SE 146 678
Postcode: HG3 5PP
OS sheet: 99, 298
From Pateley Bridge, cross R Nidd to SW side of river, then turn R and
follow Low Wath road for app 2 miles, passing Foster Beck mill on L after 1
mile. Then turn R signposted Wath. Mill is on L after 150 yards.
a late 19th century watermill built on the site of an earlier 16th century mill.
It has a diverse history; initially a corn mill, it has also been used for linen
and bobbin making before returning to corn, and as a result the surviving
machinery, specifically the hurst frame, millstones, and internal waterwheel,
are of particular interest. Wath Mill is a Flagship Heritage Site within the
Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery
Fund, and work is ongoing to conserve the mill machinery.
Certain special open days.
events for details.
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Not open 2017 due to
Nidderdale AONB: 01423 712950