Make a date to see Leawood Pumphouse, a magnificent steam beam engine in action.
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.
Leawood Pump and Leawood aqueduct are scheduled monuments and well worth a visit, they are a short walk from High Peak Junction.
Make the most of a visit by experiencing the power of Leawood Pump in steam. Experience the heat of the boilers, the smell of grease and coal and the power of the wave as 4 tons of water are pumped up into the canal from the river below.
There are regular steaming dates throughout the year from Easter until October, check out our What’s On page for more details.
For further details or to arrange a visit for a group, school or society please contact Middleton Top, tel: 01629 533298.
By car: Follow the direction signs from the A6 at Cromford to park at High Peak Junction car park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), DE4 5AA, (or access from the A6 at Crich). Parking charges apply.
By foot: You can also enjoy a pleasant walk of just over a mile along the Canal from Cromford Wharf, or take a ride on Birdswood the narrow boat.
By bus: the nearest bus stop is on the TransPeak bus on the A6.
By rail: the nearest railway stations are Cromford and Whatstandwell.
FREE but donations are gratefully received.