Mill on the Brue was started in 1982 by Tony & Tricia Rawlingson Plant. Both had a background in the outdoors, training and development.
Having been in partnership for two years with Gants Mill down the river they bought Trendle Farm, which had been sprayed and manicured, trees felled and hillsides burned to create a barren nine hole golf course on 20 acres. Tony & Tricia immediately instigated a ‘no chemical spray’ policy, and set about replanting trees and reinstating hedgerows while at the same time building up the business. In 1990 the partnership ended and Tony & Tricia with the help of staff moved the whole Centre to Trendle Farm.
It has always been very much in the family, with our three children working and contributing and in January 2004 Matt, our younger son, joined Mill on the Brue as a Director. He has brought extensive outdoor experience, invaluable planning and business skills to the centre. In October 2005 Matt married Flora who not only worked as a group leader for us in 2005 but is now a teacher. On 16th November 2007 Flora gave birth to Polly and then 30th December 2009 Islay which now means there are 8 grand children who all love Mill on the Brue!