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Path Head Watermill

A Heritage site & working museum with a restored & operational water wheel in Summerhill, Blaydon on Tyne, in North East England

A Visitor Attraction for Special Days Out in Gateshead & Newcastle, in North East England

Path Head Water Mill
Blaydon on Tyne
NE21 4SP

Tel: 0191 4146288

Email: Email us

Visit The Water Mill

The Mill is located in a tranquil dell, adjacent to meadows and wooded walks with picnic facilities and a safe garden area.

Visitors to The Mill can sketch or paint in the peace and qiet, enjoying the natural surroundings of the building and the millpond. It provides an opportunity to escape the hustle of the city and enjoy the views and wildlife whilst appreciating the past. Vintage tractor weekends, heritage weekends, craft fairs, a folk festival and other events are held throughout the year.

You can also enjoya visit to Path Head Water Mill as part of your day out in The Blaydon Burn Trail.

Group Visits

  • Student visits with National Curriculum a specialty.
  • School visits
  • Coach trips

Open to the public

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Path Head Water Millis currently closed to the public.



Winter: from 11.00am - 3.00pm  •  Summer: from - 5.00pm - Last admission 30 mins before closing.

Closed on Mondays + Christmas & New Year.

Admission Prices

Adults: £3.50  •  Children: £2.00  •  Concessions: £2.00

Become a family member, for a donation of a minimum of £12,
and you can bring up to five family members on visits for a whole year.


  • Refreshments available
  • On-site parking
  • Single level for pushchairs and wheelchairs
  • Disabled toilets
  • Picnic areas in grounds

Find Us

By Car - Find Us on the A695 / B6317 at Blaydon with heritage signs.

From Blaydon Roundabout take the B6317 towards Ryton. After about 300yds turn left at Pumphrey’s Coffee Shop. Go up Summerhill and the Mill is located down a signposted track on the right, at the top of the hill.

By Bus - Alight at Pumphry's Coffeee House

Path Head Water Mill is indicated by the red marker
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Nearby Accommodation

For guests visiting from out of town who would like to see the Path Head Water Mill and the surrounding area, try The Marriot Hotel.

Path Head Water Mill, Blaydon on Tyne, Tyne & Wear