What to see

Shepherd Wheel

The site has three different areas to visit; two hulls or workshops, a waterwheel and the dam or pond. Inside the hulls, you will be able to see the grindstones and other working machinery.

The working water wheel provides power via gearing to drive the grindstones. You can also walk up towards the dam where you can see the weir that diverts the water from the River Porter and into dam, where the water is stored to power the water wheel.

HLF Restoration Project


The water to turn the wheel comes from the large dam where water is diverted from the River Porter.