Middleton Top Countryside Centre

Middleton Top Engine House

The Middleton Top Countryside Centre is situated on the High Peak Trail, Middleton by Wirksworth.


Middleton Top, as you might expect, is at the top of a hill and offers delightful views of the surrounding countryside.

This site has a visitor centre, 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 wildflowers growing in abundance in the summer, including several species of orchid.


Facilities available

  • FootpathYes
  • Bridleway/Horse riding trailNo
  • Picnic areaYes
  • Woodland with public accessNo
  • Wildlife areaYes
  • MuseumYes
  • Light refreshmentsYes
  • ParkingYes
  • ToiletsYes
  • Easy access for allYes
  • On-site informationYes
  • Camping/Caravan siteNo
  • Children's play areaNo
  • GardensNo
  • Nature trailYes
  • Events areaNo
  • Cycle pathYes

Contact details

Address
Middleton Top Countryside Centre 
Middleton by Wirksworth 
Derbyshire 
DE4 4LS
Telephone
01629 823204
Email
countrysideservice@derbyshire.gov.uk

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