Gayle Mill

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Gayle Mill, Mill Lane, Gayle
North Yorkshire

  • Gayle Mill Office: 01969 667320

Gayle Mill began life as a Georgian cotton mill. Via wool and flax, it became a 19th century sawmill, and is fully restored complete with Victorian water-powered machinery. In a stunning location in the Yorkshire Dales, the Mill is popular for its heritage skills courses and bespoke creation of wooden artefacts. Significant collections of historic wood working tools and other seasonal displays.

Further information

Opening Hours:

We welcome visitors during our open season to explore the Mill under the guidance of our Volunteer Tour Guides. Standard Tours (approximately 1 hour) 14 April – 5 October Sunday - Friday 1pm and 3pm Demonstration Tours (approximately 2 hours) Every first Sunday in the month: a fascinating demonstration of our water-powered Victorian Machinery. 1st Sunday of the Month – All Year 11am and 2.30pm Throughout the year Heritage skills courses including wood carving, dry-stone walling, blacksmithing, willow-weaving, felt-making To book your place on a tour, simply turn up ten minutes before a tour time,or call 01969 667320 or email [email protected] You can also buy tickets for Gayle Mill at The Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.


Adults (age 16 plus) £6.00 Child Free Demo Tours (including light refreshments) Adults £12.00 Children Free

Travel directions:

Public Transport See - Dales & District Services 156/157 stop at the gate. Public Car Parks Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, Gayle Lane, Wensleydale Creamery On Foot 2 minutes from Wensleydale Creamery, turn left and walk to the top of the lane and cross the bridge. Mill is on your left

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Meeting room available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Refreshments
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Education facilities available
  • Picnic area
  • Wi-fi available

Facilities information:

Access There is level wheelchair access to the ground floor (reception and workshop). There are stairs to the lower-ground floor and first floor. As Gayle Mill is a grade II* listed building, there is no lift between the three floors. Audio-visual system For visitors with mobility difficulties and wheelchair users, there is a video of "inaccessible" parts of the tour. Refreshments Self service drinks are available on the first floor. WC There is one unisex wheelchair-accessible toilet for the use of all visitors. Gift Shop A wide range of heritage crafted products from wood and textiles and for home and garden are on sale, all made from locally seasoned or reclaimed timber. We also make items to order including benches, fencing, gates, and traditional huts. Dogs Only guide dogs are allowed in the Mill.


  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Guided tours
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Support for extended schools services available
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education

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