Friends of Dinham Millennium Green Trust helped to raise thousands of pounds towards the Green and the Mill. They help with running costs, fundraising and social events. Joining is simple, and so worthwhile…
Volunteer friends needed.
Education and Tourism
you would like to plan a school visit to the Millennium Green, you are welcome to
make a pre-visit inspection for the purposes of risk assessment. The Green is
removed from motor traffic but is bordered by shallow stretches of the River
Teme. The hard-surfaced footpaths and defined routes through an area of
woodland are perfectly secure for pedestrians.
The Mill on
the Green adjoins the Green itself. The Mill’s water wheel and generator can
also be inspected and are thoroughly protected by sturdy see-through grilles.
Mill on the Green is a small meeting/study room which can be booked by prior
arrangement for a modest fee. We can also provide a knowledgeable site guide if
visits to the Mill centre on;
The Waterwheel and its “green” electricity production
How does a waterwheel generate power?
Ludlow’s past reliance on mills for growth and prosperity
The River Teme – From Welsh hills to open sea
Flora and fauna
Painting and sketching
The Mill on
the Green trustees are volunteers who seek to promote the value of the Mill and
Green to the community. They value school visits above all else. Teachers
– just ask for their help.
Nearly all footpaths are wheelchair-friendly. Within the Mill there is a lift
and disabled toilets.
the Teme Gorge through Dinham and Ludford is a classic place of world-renown in the field of Geology. They were rocks of the Silurian series which were
first classified here by Sir Roderick Murchison in the 1830s. Ludlow had an
enviable tradition of advanced amateur study and Murchison incorporated much
work that the amateurs had done.
One of the
great advantages of the Millennium Green is that it permits free and
unencumbered access to a large area of river frontage. At Dinham, the Trust
enjoys normal riparian rights but is happy to welcome anglers free of charge,
provided they are correctly licensed and abide by both laws and code.
not as rich in fish as it used to be, but still supports good numbers of
Grayling below the weir and useful numbers of coarse fish. The “Autumn Run” of
salmon moving upstream can be seen at Castle Weir in late October/November. The recent construction of a fish pass at the western end of the weir promises to facilitate the speedy progress of the spawning fish as they fight their way upstream.
The view of
Dinham from the south-east presents river, trees and weir against the backdrop
of the castle walls. It is a scene captured by hundreds of artists, including
the great Turner. The scene was depicted on "Welcome to Ludlow" signs, as decor in an
old-style railway carriage, on the cover of a toffee tin and in an advertisement for car
reproductions of paintings and photographs may be seen on our “Welcoming Wheel”
inside the cafe, on the patio wall and on our interpretative signs throughout