The Bratch

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Planning your visit

Address: 45 Bratch Ln, Wombourne, Wolverhampton WV5 8DL View on Google map

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

Toilets: In nearby village

The Bratch is the perfect spot for a family afternoon of exploring the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal's history and local wildlife. Take a walk along the towpath and admire the historic bridge and Bratch pumping station, or spot the locks, originally built as a staircase.

Like your wildlife? Follow the exciting bat trail, and be sure to keep an eye out for some unusual canal natural residents. If you look carefully you might even spot an otter.

Things to do and see

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Wildlife spotting:

There are all the usual ducks and swans, plus otters, kingfishers and several species of dragonfly

Getting here

By car - limited car parking nearby at the railway and pumping station

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