Volunteers Take Over the Mill
In 1961 the owner of the mill, a third generation miller called Hans Hedegaard, sold it to the National Museum to save it for posterity, but he continues to live in a neighbouring house. The mill was taken over in 1972 by “The Friends of Danish Mills” and, in order to safeguard local interest, the “Åmølle Society” was established in 1999. In 2013 this became an independent society with the purpose: “as owners of the conserved Åmølle to preserve and run the mill for future generations as a historic memorial and a cultural attraction, and to allow public access to this historic watermill”. The society took over ownership of Åmølle in January 2015 and has so far lived up to its aims and ambitions with help from local volunteers. The purpose of this conservation was to preserve the mill and the old coastal cliff, including the area between the mill and Limfjord. The conservation, which includes the maintenance of the old oak and thorn scrubland, is intended to preserve the area as a framework for the watermill.
Relations to the Aspiring Geopark
The conserved watermill and the well developed system of paths with information posters to, for example, Toftum Bjerge, and the large group of volunteers ensure that local people and visitors can obtain a splendid cultural historical, geological and biological geopark experience.