Sturminster Newton is a market town in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset situated in a meander of the River Stour. Blandford Forum lies 9 miles to the southeast.
SAT NAV postcode of the water mill DT10 2DQ (Google Map)
A market is held in the town on Mondays. There is also a Farmers Market on the 4th Saturday of each month. A 2-day Cheese Festival is held just outside of town in September which is increasing in popularity each year. Also see Dorset Market Days
The highlight of the area is the lovely watermill located on the south side of the River Stour and within view of the main road bridge over the river. Sturminster Newton Mill was built in the 16th century and was restored in 1980. It is a fully working flour mill and museum. Tours of the mill can be arranged. When flour was difficult to obtain in the supermarkets during the Coronavirus crisis, the mill was used to produce flour for sale commercially and sold to local residents.