The Secrets Of Simonsbath’s Sawmill

Keri Jones visits Simonsbath’s sawmill to watch the volunteers cut timber, using equipment that harnesses the power of Exmoor’s abundant water supply.

Water-powered sawmills are rare and a group of dedicated volunteers is keen to keep this mill operating, including former Exmoor National Park officer Graham Wills. Graham has uncovered a family connection with the sawmill. During his tour, Keri learns that the sawmill has played a wider role in local life in this part of the moor.

Graham Wills