We went in search of the Pitstone windmill as my cousin likes photographing them, but the postcode kept taking us to the church and there was a park right opposite it (on high street) which caught Ay’s attention. I promised him we will come back to it after we find the windmill (I am glad he can be bribed most of the times)
We eventually found the windmill. Essentially you have to keep driving on vicarage road on to the B489 until you spot the windmill and the little car park. We started our walk from the car park, from where it is a short stroll to the windmill (about 100 yards). It’s a nice picturesque spot surrounded by the beautiful Chilterns countryside. We stayed there for a little picnic, then went back for a little walk in the village and the playground (just parked on the roadside), before heading in the car to the TRING WATER RESERVIOIRS. You can go south and climb upto Pitstone Hill if you want to enjoy the area a bit more.
The playground is not bad, with a climbing frame and two slides, swings, roundabout, zipwire, monkey bars, and springers. The surround field had football and basketball goals
A little bit of history for the windmill. Unlike others, this one was turned to face the wind on top of a huge wooden post using a tail pole instead of a fantail or shuttered sails. The date of 1627 is the oldest of several dates found inscribed in the woodwork of Pitstone Windmill, although it is generally thought that the mill was built earlier. The mill survived three centuries serving the community until a freak storm in 1902 caused extensive damage.
🗺 Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, LU7 9ER
🚘 Free car park but it is not very big
🚻 No toilets on site
🍕 No refreshments
🧺 Picnics possible in the fields
🐕 Dogs allowed
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