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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Video - Crazy superfast backwards drive from Heage Windmill to Belper.

This footage was never used as it was a stormy day when I captured it but thought I may as well get it online in a different format. It was recorded on Friday 24th July 2009.
The backwards drive starts at Heage Windmill with a view of their Well Dressing for that year. I then drive backwards at 6 times normal speed to Belper.

Music Credits :
Songs of Triumph by Hebber Zepherin
Used under Creative Commons License.

Use my map here  http://tinyurl.com/nqjcp6  if you want to plan YOUR journey to this windmill.

Heage Windmill in Derbyshire, U.K. is the only working 6 sailed stone tower mill in Britain, The windmill became operational in 1797.
Heage Windmill was originally called Nether Heage Old Tower Mill, the gritstone tower was built by Edmund Lee in 1745 and originally had 4 sails,
During a severe gale in 1894 , its cap was blown off and the sails destroyed. The four sails were replaced with six sails.
A preservation order was placed on the mill in 1966 and the mill was restored by Derbyshire County Council
In 1997 after years of neglect the Heage windmill society was formed, with an aim to bring the mill back to working order.
Heage windmill was opened to the public on the 1st June 2002.

For more information on this mill such as opening times please visit their website:
Heage Windmill website:

Andy's Driving videos around Derbyshire, UK :
Are you an ex-pat of Derbyshire, feeling homesick? Or perhaps you just want a clear way of giving someone directions to a location in Derbyshire or just want to show people your village. Well in this video and the many others I have made, you will be able to take a virtual drive around the streets as though you were in the driving seat. I use a dash-mounted camera, Traffic lights and heavy traffic have been edited out.

The name Heage comes from the Old English and means "high edge or ridge".
Heage village is 2 miles west of Ripley, 2 1/2 miles North East of Belper set on rising ground above the river Derwent east of Ambergate.

Follow the driving route using my interactive map :

*** This video is not real-time, it is time-lapse ***
The real driving time covered 9 minutes
If you visit Heage Windmill then you will be able to have a go on my Virtual Reality Tour at the visitor centre, this tour won an award recently:

You may also like to see Dame Ellen MacArthur opening the mill in 2011 :

Please rate and comment if you enjoyed this driving video through beautiful Derbyshire.
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