Countryfile Magazine

Pakenham Water Mill voted one of the best landmark sites in Britain by BBC Countryfile Magazine!

Every year the BBC’s Countryfile Magazine runs a competition to celebrate the best of British countryside and to shine a light on places, projects and people who are doing great work. Readers suggest their favourite places all over Britain in eleven different categories such as National Parks, beaches, villages, country pubs and wildlife reserves, etc. A panel of judges goes through them all in a long and detailed process to select a shortlist of five in each category, then it’s back to the readers to vote for the winners.

To our great delight this year the judges shortlisted Pakenham Water Mill as one of the top five in the ‘Landmarks’ category alongside more famous places like Hadrians Wall, and although not surprisingly the Roman wall came out top in the final voting, Pakenham came in third!

This is great news for our historic Suffolk watermill and a recognition of the work done week after week by a team of about forty dedicated volunteers who keep it running, mill the stoneground flour, maintain the grounds, run the lovely tearoom and shop and together make it such a popular place to visit.