Cleadon Windmill

Windmill Cleadon Tyne And Wear

Cleadon Windmill

Windmill In Cleadon, Tyne And Wear

A ruined windmill sitting on the highest part of the Cleadon Hills.

The ruined Cleadon Windmill sits at the highest point of the Cleadon Hills and has wonderful views of the surrounding area. It was a clear day when we visited and could see Penshaw Monumen and the Northern Spire Bridge in the distance

The windmill itself was built in the 1820s, but was damaged in storms during the 1870s. During the First World War it was used as an artillery base and probably also target practice.

The entrance is now locked, but you can still have a wander around the outside. It's a beautiful location with plenty of nearby walks around the hills and is also of national importance because of the wildflowers which grow here due to the shallow magnesian limestone soil.

From here there are spectacular panoramic views across the area.

You know how much we like our history and legends, so here is another one. A local lass called Elizabeth Gibbon was heartbroken, threw herself from the top of the mill tower and apparently her ghost still haunts the windmill to this day. At the time the storm took place the windmill was operated by the Gibbon family which adds more bearing to the story!

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If you're going to be quick, then you could park your car just on the outskirts of the field and you can see the windmill over the wall. Otherwise look to park near the golf club and walk up.

Simon Hawkins

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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