Easter Bank Holiday Days Out

The Cromford Canal

If you’re looking for an amazing day out over the bank holiday, then how about a visit to the Cromford canal. Leawood Pump House, High Peak Junction and Cromford mill are must see places in an area rich with our industrial past.


A postcard from the past – Leawood Pump House from David Moore on Vimeo.

You can do a liner walk along the Cromford Canal from Cromford mill. Along the canal to pick up High Peak Junction and Leawood Pump House on the way, then catch a train back form Watsandwell

A train time table is available here

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station will also be in steam over the Bank Holiday (Sunday & Monday March 27th & 28th 10.00am – 5.00pm) and is one of the finest preserved pumping stations in the UK.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/114671908″>A Postcard From The Past – Claymills Pumping Station</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/morturn”>David Moore</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Claymills is a testament to a group of dedicated volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the last twenty years or so to save this magnificent monument to our industrial past that could have very easily been lost.

Whatever you choose to do, have a great holiday.


About Morturn

Historian – Photographer – Filmmaker Retired construction professional with a passion for public, social and industrial history. I believe in equality, dignity and integrity for all. Don’t like people who try to belittle the ambitions of others. I am of the opinion that my now life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.
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