Leawood Pumphouse

Leawood Pumphouse

Make a date to see this 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. 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. Details of opening times and operating days, along with the magnificent Middleton Top Engine House are attached to this page. Some steam dates may need to be cancelled due to roof repair work. Please check for confirmation.

For further details or to arrange a visit for a group, school or society please contact:

Derbyshire Countryside Service
Middleton Top Countryside Centre
Middleton by Wirksworth

Tel: 01629 533298

Facilities available

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

Contact details


High Peak Junction Car Park
Lea Bridge (South of Cromford)

01629 533298 (Middleton Top)

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