The sawmill is open on at least the third Monday of each month for free "drop-in" tours.  There are also other events at the mill during the year but you may need to book in advance for some of these.  The volunteers are happy to open the mill on other occasions by appointment: we do our best to accomodate visits by schools and societies: the longer notice you can give of planned dates the more likely we can help you.

The Sawmill is located in the Exmoor village of Simonsbath, which lies on the junction of the B3223 and B3358.

There is usually some parking available (at your own risk) at the mill on open days and we can make special arrangements for visitors with limited mobility if you contact us in advance.  Please note that there are no public toilets at the mill.  You may find it preferable to park at Ashcombe Car Park, where there are toilets, and to walk the 500m to the mill.

When river levels are low we are only able to run the water turbine for very short bursts and so can't show you what it's like to operate the mill on full waterpower.  You can get an idea of the current river level at Simonsbath from the Environment Agency website but if you are particularly interested in waterpower it would be wise to contact us before travelling from afar.

 

 

The sawmill leat in summer.

Simonsbath is well located for exploring the heart of Exmoor, so even if you are unfortunate enough to be visiting on a day when the sawmill is closed, there is plenty to see and do.