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Visiting Throop – Throop Mill in Dorset

Throop is a small village situated on the outskirts of Bournemouth, nestling next to the River Stour.

Throop dates back a fair few centuries with the Mill (in some guise) being situated there since the 11th century.

The water mill in it’s current build has been there since the 19th century and is a Grade II listed building. The mill is currently closed to the public and discussions are ongoing about it’s future sue.


Throop benefits from some great walking (with some bridleways and public right of way) and scenic country views – Fishing is available along the stower (permits are required).


The real pleasure comes from enjoying the nature along the walk – from the variety of birds to the various animals that inhabit the reedbank. The water is clear and on a bright day you can enjoy the fish swimming close to the surface. What’s surprising about Throop is that when your walking past the mill – with the birdsong and wind whistling through the reeds of the riverbank you could be forgiven for forgetting just how close you are to the center of Bournemouth a few miles is all that seperates this wildlife haven from the seaside.


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