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Chesterton Windmill, Warwickshire

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Chesterton Windmill is a 17th century cylindric stone tower windmill with an arched base, located outside the village of Chesterton, Warwickshire. It is a Grade I listed building and a striking landmark in South-East Warwickshire.

Whilst this iconic location has been photographed countless times, wander around the surrounding fields or the windmill itself and you can always come up with a new composition, it looks good from every angle! It's a location that's suitable for a variety of photographic styles, clearly great for landscape photography but also due to the lack of light pollution in the area star trails and lightpainting. It's a location that changes with the seasons; a snow covering looks fantastic in winter, whilst the crops in the summer can really add to the shot. It's perfect for lowlight and sunset shots at all times of the year. However I do enjoy summer evenings shooting at Chesterton. This is a very popular location with photographers so prepare for it to be busy! Great place to meet up with fellow photographer mind you.

This is most definitely one of those must visit locations for any landscape photographer and I'm sure a good backdrop for model shoots as well, you will always come away with a good shot! 

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Chesterton Windmill

Windmill Hill Lane
Warwickshire CV33 9LB
United Kingdom

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macuser's picture

Chesterton Windmill is one of those must visit locations, it will never fail to disappoint regardless of the weather.

billabongmac's picture

I visited Chesterton Windmill again in late December 2012. It was a lovely sunny day anyway here is what I Photographed. 

stadds2's picture

You can visit at any time of day, but if you want moody landscapes then sun rise and sunset are the best times. Go on a cold day for the mist, spring/summer for higher surrounding crops.

Easy location to drive to as it's only a short distance off the motorway (M40) and the eastern side of the Fosse Way. There is limited parking on the verge of the road.

billabongmac's picture

Thanks for sharing this location image, your recommendation on visiting the the Mill on a misty morning sounds like a great idea! 

2010THEBEGINNING's picture

A beautiful location near to Warwick. Easily accessible after a short walk from a nearby layby on Windmill Hill Lane. Only 10 minutes drive from junction 12 of the M40 motorway.

Nickerzzzzz's picture

Great composition, and a super sky, pleased you must have been! ;)