The Welsh Mills Society is a voluntary, independent society that warmly welcomes everyone interested in the wind and water mills of Wales and their products. We encourage interest in the appreciation, understanding and importance of mills and milling and their purpose.

We campaign for the preservation, restoration and recognition of mills as both a vital heritage asset and a local economic asset. Our very knowledgeable members can provide a range of academic and historical knowledge together with practical advice for those living within, or working with, surviving mills. Our Mills Restoration Fund can offer small grants to help with restoration and repairs. Our quarterly newsletter, our annual Journal – Melin,  regular field trips, hands-on activities and on-line learning provide members with a range of diverse and engaging activities.

Through our work, we support traditional mills ensuring they remain relevant in a changing world and that milling skills, knowledge and products are recognised as part of our sustainable future and therefore nurtured for future generations to enjoy. 

Find out more about our activities and the benefits of membership here.

If you would like to contribute to our work on Mill Rescue then please visit our Mill Rescue Fund Page

Please contact us via

 To see  Y Felin mill in action  and learn more about  traditional flour milling follow the link  ….    Y Felin, St Dogmael’s – YouTube


Forthcoming Events

May 7th and 8th …National Mills Weekend is a celebration of the UK’s milling heritage held on the second weekend of May each year. Nationally the weekend is organised by the Mills Section of the SPAB. As many wind and water mills as are able open on one or both of the two days of the weekend. This is a great opportunity to visit and look round mills, many of which are not usually open to the public.


The Welsh Mills Society is running a series of training days to introduce participants to the amazing heritage of water and windmills in Wales.  Find out more here.


Our 2021 Spring Meeting and 2021 Autumn Meeting and AGM were held by Zoom  and recordings of these can be found in the members page.

Recordings of talks presented at these meetings are given here:

Polly Davies – Farming with Nature

Richard Hayman – How historic mills are chosen for Listed Building status

Ann Whittall – The National Wool Museum

Mel Walters – Coed Trewernau Mill: an update



Carew Tide Mill news:

Please note that Carew causeway will be closed for essential maintenance for a number of weeks from Monday 22 February onwards.   It is possible this restriction will be lifted before the maintenance work is complete so it may not be feasible to celebrate by walking to the tide mill just yet.