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Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Planning your visit
History & Heritage
Things to do or see
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Certificate of Excellence 2017
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Fradley Junction, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7DN
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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
Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
There are public toilets on site and in the pub
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.
Take to the towpath:
Places to eat:
There's several benches around Fradley Pool Nature Reserve
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
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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