Though the café closes and there are no shop staff on hand through the winter, we are still delighted to welcome visitors to the Mill. Tours can be booked throughout the year, and the site with its machinery and building including the mill shop, is open to guests from 10:00 am to 4:00pm during the working week.
Carding: Our carding set is pre-1900 and at least second hand - these machines would have been acquired from other local mills which were upgrading.
Spinning: The Woolmill's mule is an 1870 Platt Brothers mule, made in Oldham. It is an early model of a ‘self-acting’ mule which features 120 spindles.
Weaving: Dobcross Looms were the work horses of textile manufacturing in industrial Britain. With over a million of these machines made, those at Knockando Woolmill are early examples dating back to 1896 and 1899.
Red Roof Coffee
Offered in a relaxed and friendly environment, Red Roof Coffee specialises in premium coffee freshly brewed, light lunches of soup and sandwiches as well as fresh home bakes.
Our trained barista crafts an array of excellent coffees, from the classic cappuccino and latte to the ever-popular flat white and fresh iced coffee in the summer. Our staff are always happy to tailor your drink to your specific tastes, so if you like an extra caffeine kick, or prefer a mellower coffee they will be happy to accommodate you.
Bakery takes place entirely on site, with each cake, scone and biscuit created with care and attention to detail. Our cafe manager is constantly refreshing the choice of bakes with new flavours and seasonal ingredients.
Please note: Red Roof Coffee is now closed over the winter. It will reopen in early Spring 2020.
Our on site shop remains open (10:00am - 4:00pm), showcasing our range of woollen scarves, blankets and accessories.
By creating exclusive, small batch yarns and fabrics for today’s luxury market, we are securing the future of the methods, skills, traditions and knowledge that have existed on this beautiful Scottish heritage site, since 1784.
Situated 0.5 miles from the Speyside Way, Knockando Woolmill is the perfect midway breakpoint for walkers and cyclists. Located roughly halfway on Section 4 of the route (Craigellachie to Ballindalloch), the Woolmill is just along the road from the old Tamdhu railway station and offers a Coffee Shop and Shop, perfect for refuelling for the rest of your journey.
Well behaved dogs are welcome on our site but must be kept on a lead. There are a variety of walks in the area to enjoy.
Knockando Woolmill is a rural site with some steep uneven paths and some of the buildings have narrow doors. The car park is a short walk from the site and we have three disabled parking spaces.