Branston Water Park
Enjoy woodland, wetland and meadow in this lovely park in Burton Upon Trent. The park is located a couple of miles from Burton-Upon-Trent town centre. You can follow the Trent and Mersey Canal all the way to the park from the town. The park is a great place for wildlife with lots of birds to look out for on the lakes.
To extend your walk follow the canal south to the village of Barton under Needwood where there's a pretty marina.
PostcodeDE14 3HD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Branston Water Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Branston Water Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Branston Water Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Branston Water Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Hub Cafe is located at the northern end of the site next to the car park. They serve a good range of refreshments which you can enjoy outside with a view of the lakes.
The park is a great location for dog walking so you'll probably meet other owners with their pets.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
On the eastern side of Burton you could pay a visit to the pretty Mercia Marina. The significant site is notable as Europe's largest inland marina and a great place for strolls and wildlife watching.
The Yoxall and Needwood Forest Walk passes through the park. It explores the ancient Needwood Forest area of the National Forest, using the National Forest Way long distance trail. On the way it visits Alrewas and Fradley Junction, Barton Under Needwood and the Football Association's St George's Park National Football Centre.
Just to the south there's the Rosliston Forestry Centre to explore. The centre provides a wealth of information on the area and also has on site bike hire. The surrounding parkland is well worth exploring too with woodland trails, meadows, ponds, lots of butterflies and some interesting sculptures to see.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.