Middleton by Wirksworth,
Leawood Pumphouse was built in 1849 to pump water from the River Derwent into Cromford Canal.
It is now well over 150 years old but remains in pristine working condition thanks to the dedication of the Middleton Top and Leawood Pump Volunteer Group. http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/ .Experience the power of this great steam engine as it pumps four tons of water into the canal with each piston stroke.
Leawood Pumphouse has regular steaming dates throughout the year from Easter until October. Please see our website for details of opening times and operating days, along with details of the magnificent Middleton Top Engine House.
SK 315556 53.09750 -1.53083
Map reference: SK 315556 Lat: 53.09747 Long: -1.53067
Cromford is on the A6 between Matlock and Derby. The Pumphouse is located adjacent to the Cromford canal where it crosses over the River Derwent.
Park at High Peak Juction car park
Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Cromford station
- Coach parties accepted
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome