Pump House
Stoking the boiler


    5th October 2024 - 6th October 2024

    Leawood Pump in Steam

    The 175 year old beam engine will be in steam pumping water from the river Derwent into the Canal


    5th October 2024 - 6th October 2024 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Come and see a 175 year old steam powered beam engine pump 4 tons of water at a time into the Cromford Canal.For more details see the following link https://tinyurl.com/2xcfk7h7, or watch a video at youtu.be/iHaD4_DGOIcIn the boiler house, steam is produced in one of two locomotive type stationary boilers, installed in about 1900.In the engine house, the steam is used to raise a four foot diameter plunger 9 feet up, causing water from the river in a tunnel under the plunger to be sucked up with it. The plunger then falls, pushing four tons of water at a time up into the canal. You can walk around the engine house to see the pump in action and go to the top of the building and view the impressive 30 ton beam and wonder how the Victorians go it in!A team of volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you may haveThe pump will be in steam from 12pm to 4.30 pmAdmission is free, but donations will be gratefully received.

    How To Find Us

    Nearby places to stay


    Oakhill Hotel

    Oakhill is a 15-bedroom boutique hotel, with a stylish bar, lounge and restaurant, set in extensive landscaped gardens within the historic village…


    Walker Peak Cottages

    Our 2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage located down a quiet lane in Wirksworth is an ideal base for a Peak District stay.


    The Birds Nest Apartment

    Peak District Holidays welcomes you to a delightful 5 star Holiday Apartment on the edge of the Peak District.


    The Old Lock-Up

    Unusual and quirky historical and unique guest accomodation. Perfect for a romantic break or for business people wanting to stay somewhere distinctly…

    Submit an event

    Do you organise an event in the Peak District and Derbyshire? If so, please submit the details of your event here for the chance to see it published on our What's On page free of charge.

    Event submission banner image

    Sign up to our newsletter

    Receive the latest news, special offers, ideas and inspiration straight to your inbox by signing up to the Visit Peak District & Derbyshire e-newsletter.