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Jill Windmill

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Lovely Afternoon Trip

The windmill provides a lovely little afternoon trip to waste a few hours on a Sunday afternoon... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
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No shortage of wind

Had we timed our visit better we would have ensured it was at a time when the windmill was open (on... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
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Jill Windmill is a 19th century corn windmill located at Clayton, West Sussex in the United Kingdom. She is a traditional working corn windmill in the South Downs National Park. She has fully restored and is now maintained by volunteers from the...more
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Clayton Hill | Clayton, Hassocks BN6 9PG, England
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All reviews jack and jill sunny day car park ditchling beacon south downs way interesting information nice walk small cafe cake no shortage free parking workings volunteers flour hill sunday clayton
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Would have been interesting to look around but unfortunately the windmill is only open during the summer and even then it's Sunday afternoons only. Totally understandable though as it's run by volunteers and needs a lot of work to maintain it. Nice walk from Ditchling...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

The windmill provides a lovely little afternoon trip to waste a few hours on a Sunday afternoon. The volunteers are great and take the time to explain to kids how the windmill works. The refreshments are reasonably priced and the cake is on point! If...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Had we timed our visit better we would have ensured it was at a time when the windmill was open (on a Sunday in the summer). However the trouble of actually locating it was rewarding for the views alone. Perched on top of the South...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

A little gem with so much to see and enjoy and learn. Not done in a forced way but fascinating and friendly and fun. That it has survived is a miracle... go and enjoy when its open... which is NOT every day!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gazzard1
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Quite unique to have two windmills on one site, one white and one black. They dominate the countryside and are a great half day out for the family although extensive renovations have been done recently.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlisonHassocks
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Well worth the 10k run we did to encorporate both the Jack and Jill windmills. Take the South Downs way from Hassocks up to the windmills and along the South Downs way to ditching beacon. Great run

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

I have been a member of Jill Windmill for about 2.5 years now and love every minute of it. Coming up from Bristol, I am only able to come up about four times per year but am looking forward to helping with the painting this...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank CherylR1159
Jill W, Manager at Jill Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Hello Cheryl Thank you for the review. As soon as the painting project is complete, we can start our 2018 Open Days. The more volunteer painters we have, the quicker the project can be completed We anticipate that 2018 open days will commence in July...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Interesting windmill perched on the top of the hill . Two windmills together jack and Jill . . Lovely views across the valley . If you can’t walk. Very far then there is free parking outsideMore

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank scrappydee
Jill W, Manager at Jill Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Many thanks for the review. Jill Windmill - maintained and run wholly by unpaid volunteers - is normally open to visitors on most Sunday afternoons between May and September. The 7-year routine painting of Jill's exterior is scheduled for April 2018. The project is expected...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We walked past these iconic emblems of the past after a long day trekking the South Downs Way from Storrington. Jill looks quite immaculate whilst poor Jack appears to be in the earlier stages of restoration. Regardless they provided a real beacon of joy for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I walk here several times a week with my three dogs. Car park can get busy at weekends so need to be early, but is free. Lots of walks from here across the South Downs Way. Word of caution is check for livestock before let...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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16 March 2018|
Response from HaroldPickle |
Very possible and very straightforward on well marked tracks. It will take 30-40 mins each way and there is usually an ice cream van in the car park at Ditchling Beacon.
27 May 2017|
Response from Jill W | Property representative |
The car park is right next to Jill Windmill.