Barbecues are not permitted at any of our sites.
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. 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.
Leawood Pumphouse has regular steaming dates throughout the year from Easter until October.
For further details or to arrange a visit for a group, school or society please contact Middleton Top, tel: 01629 533298.
Leawood Pump operating days
Open midday to 4.30pm.
Experience the power of this great steam engine. The heat of the boilers, the smell of grease and coal and the power of the wave as tons of water are pumped from the River Derwent to the Cromford Canal. Directions: Park at High Peak Junction car park, signed from Cromford, or enjoy a pleasant walk of just over a mile along the canal from Cromford Wharf.
Donations gratefully received.
- Thursday 6 April static
- Sunday 9 April in steam
- bank holiday Monday 10 April in steam
- Thursday 13 April static
- Sunday 7 May in steam
- bank holiday Monday 8 May in steam
- Saturday 3 June static
- Sunday 4 June in steam
- Saturday 1 July static
- Sunday 2 July in steam
- Thursday 3 August static
- Saturday 5 August static
- Sunday 6 August in steam
- Thursday 17 August static
- Thursday 24 August static
- Sunday 27 August in steam
- bank holiday Monday 28 August in steam
Heritage Open Days are free
- Saturday 16 September static
- Sunday 17 September in steam
- Saturday 7 October in steam
- Sunday 8 October in steam
Park at High Peak Junction car park, Lea Bridge, (south of Cromford), DE4 5AA, (signposted from the A6 at Cromford) or enjoy a pleasant walk of just over a mile along the Canal from Cromford Wharf.
Admission is free, donations greatly appreciated. Parking charges apply.