Middleton by Wirksworth,
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As well as a a visitor centre, we have a gift shop and cycle hire centre, car park, toilets and picnic area. Whether on foot, horse or bike it is an ideal place to start your visit along the beautiful High Peak Trail.
It houses the restored steam engine house built in 1829 by the Butterley Company to haul wagons up the Middleton incline.
The Middleton Top Engine House is open to the public on certain afternoons. Check the links for full details of opening times and operating days, along with details of the magnificent Leawood Pumphouse on Cromford Canal.
The countryside centre sells a range of books, maps, leaflets and gifts, along with hot and cold drinks, ice creams and snacks. There are plenty of places nearby to enjoy a scenic picnic including Redhill Quarry Nature Reserve located behind Middleton Top. Here you will find wild flowers growing in abundance in the summer, including several species of orchid.
Easter to August 9.30am-4-45pm
Sep-Oct weekends only and October half term
Winter opening hours-weekends only
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Middleton Top (nr Middleton by Wirksworth) is well sign posted. From the A6 at Cromford take the B5036 and B5035 for Ashbourne
: 5 miles from Matlock station
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Guided tours for groups
- Guided tours mandatory
- Smoking not allowed