We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Great Haywood

Hidden world arch

Planning your visit

Address: Mill Lane, Great Haywood, Staffordshire,ST18 0RQ

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

Toilets: There are toilets in the café

Enjoy an exciting family afternoon out at Great Haywood, the perfect location to begin enjoying your local waterways. Packed with history and local wildlife, there is plenty for everyone to explore! Take a leisurely walk or boat trip and admire the architecture, from the historic bridges and traditional Brindley aqueduct to the Ha Ha Wall. Keep a close eye on the water - there is plenty of interesting wildlife to admire here, including a variety of unusual fish!

Great for

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Canoeing
  • Sightseeing
  • Jogging


Shugborough Hall, Great Haywood village, Canalside farm shop, Cannock Chase Country Park, Wolsey Gardens, marina

Spot a boat

You'll see boats year round but especially in the summer


  • Village pubs

    There are a number of pubs in the nearby village

Boat trips

Picnic spot

Alongside the canal near the junction


  • 6 mile walk along the canal

    The destination is Staffordshire & Worcestershire conservation area


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens
  • Kingfisher

You should spot the usual canal wildlife plus Kingfishers, fresh water mussels and a variety of fish including Roach, Pike and Perch


There is on-site parking

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