Please check the ‘Courses and Events’ page to make sure that we are not closed for an educational event on the day that you plan to visit.  

Howsham Mill

York, North Yorkshire
YO60 7PA


Howsham Mill is located 9 miles north-east of York, 3 miles from the A64. Exit the A64 signposted to Barton-Le-Willows (opposite direction to Castle Howard) and follow the road signs towards Howsham. After crossing the large stone bridge over the River Derwent, the car park is immediately on the right, opposite the gates to Howsham Hall. The car park is only open when the mill is open. Continue on footThe footpath leads you under the bridge and along the riverbank to the mill island. The footpath is suitable for wheelchairs, though access from the road is difficult. Wheelchair users will need to use the car park.

Howsham Mill is situated on an island accessed by a woodland path, surrounded by water and is subject to occasional flooding. If the Environment Agency website warns of flooding at Buttercrambe, the mill will be inaccessible. Young children must be supervised by an adult at all times.


If using the website / app what3words these are the details you need:

Car park: ///acting.artichoke.unites

Mill building door: ///mattress.supplied.flop


The island at Howsham mill is always open to the public. We kindly ask that visitors take any rubbish home. Fires are not permitted, except on the barbeque.

The mill building is open on the first and third Sundays of the month throughout the year from 11am-4pm (5pm in Summer), and for pre-arranged visits and events.  Please check the ‘Courses and Events’ page to check that the island is not closed to the public due to an educational event on the day that you plan to visit.  

To make a booking for a tour or group visit, please contact