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Excellent place to walk

Beautiful area and great walk along the canal. Very near to the beautiful quaint and quirky ancient... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2019
Peak District, United Kingdom
Fascinating insight into Victorian steam

Leawood Pumphouse is a beautiful spot on the canal bank. It is a piecee of working history, and... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
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The Leawood Pump House was built in 1849 to supply water to the Cromford Canal, built some 50 years previously. It is a Grade II* listed building located a little along the canal towpath from High Peak Junction, it stands to a height of 45 feet (14...more
High Peak Junction | Cromford Canal, Matlock DE4 5HN, England
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

Beautiful area and great walk along the canal. Very near to the beautiful quaint and quirky ancient town of Wirksworth which is also a lovely place to stay.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paugeo19
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Leawood Pumphouse is a beautiful spot on the canal bank. It is a piecee of working history, and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Codebreaker
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Very impressive pump engine, check before you visit that it is steamed up. This is run by volunteers, and donations gratefully received. A very impressive piece of Victorian engineering, moving water from river below to the Cromford canal.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johnl1950
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Turning point for canal boat, once a month on a Sunday, the pump room is open & visitors can take a look.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Visited this as part of a lovely boat trip along the Cromford Canal. Lovely tall chimney at this one and was given a lovely history of the whole area

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Angela H
Reviewed 5 July 2018

You need to visit when it is running, chech the schedule generally only on bank holidays. The word awsome can be used without embarrasment. The victorian engineers were very special.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank clivorton
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We went on a Sunday when the pump house was open and working. The staff are very knowledgeable and can answer most questions. It's very impressive how huge all of the equipment is. There's also a canal boat that you can go on which is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 873AmyB873
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Whether you are interested in Britain’s industrial heritage or just enjoy watching the effortless splendour of steam-powered machinery in a magnificent setting, Leawood Pump House is well worth a visit. But because the pump house is only open to visitors one weekend a month (usually...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sunny5Jim
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is along the canal path and just appears like an unused building, nothing special. It going out of your way to see it I recommend you go on one of the steaming days, Only then could it really be of any interest.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Angela C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Walking with family to Leawood Pump House we were excited to see it was fired up and working as this happens only a few times in a year. It was fascinating to see the big, heavy pump in working order and you could climb the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Caz M
22 February 2019|
Response from johnl1950 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Opening times on website, have cut & pasted below Engine Operating Dates Month Operational April Sun 21st, Mon 22nd May Sun 5th, Mon 6th, Sun 26th, Mon 27th June Sun 2nd July Sun 7th, Sun 21st, Sun 28th... More