Free school visits


The Bridge Mill is in Bridgerule, Devon, a small village on the River Tamar between Holsworthy and Bude. The post code is EX22 7EL.

Please note that if you are using a Satnav, this post code may lead you to the church at the top of the hill in Bridgerule. The mill is at the bottom of the hill!

We will also be opening on Sunday 2nd June for the National Garden Scheme (NGS) which raises money for major nursing charities such as Macmillan and Marie Curie. Full details about the this can be found here. Please follow the link. We are looking forward to being able to support this charity again in 2024. There are always teas with homemade cakes, and plants for sale.

In the White Barn you will find an exhibition of beautiful embroideries by Linda Chilton.

In 2023 the Bridge Mill raised £1,744.90 for the National Garden Scheme. 

For schools and nursery groups we offer free visits, most of the year under the Educational Access Scheme as part of Higher Level Stewardship administered by Natural England. Under the new rules we’ll only be able to welcome schools/groups that follow the National Curriculum and are inspected by OFSTED. The visits last for two hours and are for a minimum of six children in the group plus adults. The visits must be linked to farming, the environment or the curriculum.

Alan and Rosie have been hosting school visits to the Bridge Mill since 1988. Daughter Katie and Steve are now helping us out! For more information click the Free visits link.

To book a visit ring Katie on 01288 382803. We like to plan the visit to suit the needs of each group. There is a page showing some of the activities we have carried out with various groups over the years: Examples of activities

From Holsworthy, take the road to Bude (A 3072). Pass Rydon Park, then the Golf Club on the left. After the golf club there are a couple of bends in the road before you reach a left turn signed to Bridgerule. Turn left here and drive for three miles. Enter the village of Bridgerule passing the church on your right. Drive down the hill (take care as the road is very narrow). The mill is on the right at the bottom of the hill opposite “Short and Abbott” agricultural engineers.

From Bude, take the A3072 to Holsworthy. Turn right at Red Post on the B3254 towards Launceston.Take the second left turn to Bridgerule village. Drive past the Bridge Inn, over the river bridge then immediately left by the chapel. The Bridge Mill is the second property on your left, opposite “Short and Abbott” agricultural engineers.


By telephone: Garden/Mill enquiries - Rosie 01288 381341

                       School visits - Katie  01288 382803

                      Rosie here

                                          Katie here