Felin Ganol is on the river Wyre in Llanrhystud, just behind Ysgol Myfenydd, the village school.
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Felin Ganol is one of only two commercial working water powered cornmills with original machinery in West Wales. Located near the ford in Llanrhystud just off the A487 midway between Aberystwyth and Aberaeron.
Activities Available: A guided tour of the mill enables you to view the milling of grain to produce wholemeal flour, including watching the waterwheel operating and sampling the flour. Opportunities to learn about life in the mill over the last century with many records, tools and artefacts on display. Woodland walk along the river Wyre to see the sluice gate and mill race.
Facilities: In good weather small groups can picnic in the grounds. Free parking for a minibus on site. Toilet available.
Access: The mill is small, parties of more than 10 may need to divide into smaller groups. Due to the nature of the building, access may be restricted for people with limited mobility.
Health and Safety: Felin Ganol is a working mill. Whilst every care is taken to ensure visitors’ safety, turning machinery and deep water can be dangerous. Children should be fully supervised at all times. A current risk assessment is available. Felin Ganol has full public liability insurance.
Times of Opening: Groups are welcome by prior appointment between 10a.m. and 5p.m. on weekdays (3p.m. in the winter). Mill open Saturday 10a.m to 2p.m for flour sales.
Booking: Please contact the mill to discuss details and for further information. We recommend that teachers/organisers visit the mill in advance to discuss how we can meet your requirements.
Prices: Mill tours Adults £4.00 Children £2.00 (Accompanying adults free with school parties.) Family group £8.00
Useful links and information for school parties:
www.grainchain.com Here you can explore the grain chain: find out how grains are grown and harvested, what happens to them before they reach your plate, and why they’re so good for you! Investigate healthy eating and meal planning, or go behind the scenes of the flour, grain and baking industry.
www.welshmills.org.uk Welsh mills society website
www.coflein.gov,uk Coflein allows access to details of many thousands of archaeological sites, monuments, buildings and maritime sites in Wales, together with an index to the drawings, manuscripts and photographs held in the NMRW archive collections.
www.peoplescollectionwales.co.uk A short film introducing the mill.