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 are open to schools from May to October

Adult groups of 15+ are also welcome by arrangement at other times in aid of the National Gardens Scheme nursing charities (Macmillan, Marie Curie etc.).

Visit the National Gardens Scheme website for more details. To make a booking, please contact Rosie on 01288 381341

The smallholding and gardens will also be open on Sunday 31st May 2020 for the National Garden Scheme (the Yellow Book) from 11am to 5pm. Tea and homemade cakes will be served all day and there will be an exhibition of Embroideries by Linda Chilton on show in the white barn.

Admission is £4 for adults, children are free.

For schools and nursery groups we offer free visits, usually during the spring and summer terms, 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. For more information click the Free visits link.

To book a visit ring Katie on 01288 382803

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 visits - Rosie 01288 381341

                       School visits - Katie  01288 382803

                      Rosie here

                                          Katie here