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Fradley Junction

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Planning your visit

Address: Fradley Junction, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7DN View on Google map

Opening Times: The welcome station is open weekends from March to October Canal & River Trust office reception is open from 10.00am to 2.00pm Monday to Friday

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: There are public toilets on site and in the pub

Explorers at Fradley Junction

Fradley Junction is where the Coventry Canal joins the Trent & Mersey Canal. It's one of the busiest places on the waterways with cafes, a pub and the ever popular Fradley Pool Nature Reserve. At Fradley, canals, boats and people meet making it a great place for a family visit.

You'll find leaflets and guides at our welcome station open weekends from March to October. Our Fradley office reception is manned by volunteers during the summer and staff during the winter from 10.00am to  2.00pm, Monday to Friday. 

Things to do and see

Take to the towpath:

Places to eat:

Picnic spot:

There's several benches around Fradley Pool Nature Reserve


  • Carved bench and chainsaw sculpture trail
  • Interactive installations, interpretation panels and audio trails (ask at the welcome station for details)
  • Explore more with our Explorers

Wildlife spotting at Fradley Pool Nature Reserve:

As well as our friends the swans and ducks, you might even see bats and terrapins at the Fradley Pool Nature Reserve and floating bird island

Getting here

By car - Fradley Junction is close to the A38 between Burton-on-Trent and Litchfield. There is a pay & display car park on site.

By train - Lichfield Trent Valley is about three miles away


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