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

The Bratch

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 26 Reviews


Planning your visit

Address: Bratch Locks, Bratch Lane, Wombourne, Staffs

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 canalside history and local wildlife. Take a walk along the towpath and admire the historic bridge and pumping station, or spot the locks, originally built as a staircase! Follow the exciting bat trail, and be sure to keep an eye out for some unusual canal wildlife. If you look carefully you might even spot an otter!

Great for

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Jogging

Nearby

Aubridge Locks, Aubridge, Womborne, Bratch Pumping Station, Ruskin Glass Centre

Spot a boat

Plenty of boats to spot in the summer

Refreshments

Trails

  • Bat trail

Wildlife

You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens

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

Parking

Limited car parking nearby at the railway and pumping station

Local Events