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Windmills have a certain charm that appeals to us all, kids and big kids alike. With their graceful sails and iconic outline, they are a much-loved part of the UK countryside. If you fancy getting a fix of wind-powered magic, we bring you six of the best windmill walks in England… Windmills give a nod back to times when wind power was not seen as a modern form of renewable energy, but rather a labour-saving advancement that transformed tasks such as land drainage and the production of flour. Film and TV shows have tapped into our fascination with these architectural icons, bringing us windmill-dwelling characters like Windy Miller in the children’s show, Camberwick Green, and the Potts family in the film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Why not capture some of that magic with a windmill walk.

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Lovely walk, beautiful landscapes and millpond. May 2019

We loved this walk, but we did encounter some (super friendly) loose dogs near the farmhouse. They were lovely, and our (on lead) dog was delighted to meet them, but a nervous dog may not have been comfortable - one was large and very excited to have a visitor!

Lovely. Not too busy and nice and quiet plus Skim for a beer

steam day at crofton and bluebells made this a fabulous walk. Even a bride turning up for her very posh looking wedding at the end in Great Bedwyn

A really lovely varied walk - canal, woods, historical interest. The windmill site has picnic tables and benches which make for a perfect halfway stop for a picnic - yes, even on 20th March it was warm enough to stop for a picnic.