Hunt's Lock Moorings are situated amongst rural countryside on the Trent & Mersey Canal close to Fradley in the West Midlands.
The site lies just 850m away from Fradley Junction and the start of the Coventry Canal. There is also a popular canalside pub. Lichfield is five miles to the south of the site.
The mooring site is just over 270 metres long and provides space for up to 18 vessels moored against the off-side bank.
To reach the site from the A38 Lichfield to Derby truck road, take the Alrewas junction and travel west along the A513 towards Kings Bromley. After approximately two miles turn left into Hay End Lane at Orgreave. The towpath is immediately before the canal bridge, on the left hand side, and is pedestrian access only. Then walk along the towpath, crossing Hunts Lock onto the offside gated mooring site.
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The nearest facilities, including refuse and elsan disposal, pump-out, toilets and showers, are at Fradley Junction. A waterpoint is on the towpath near the approach to Hunts Lock.
Parking is not available at this site but one parking pass will be provided for the pay & display car park at Fradley. There is also limited roadside parking.
Access is gained across Hunts Lock and then through the site access gate which is fitted with a suited lock. A 50 pound deposit is required for each key supplied. Walk along the narrow, undulating wooded pathway until you reach the floating pontoon.
Nearby, picturesque Fradley Junction is a hive of activity, with people walking, boating, enjoying nature, or taking a break in the café or pub. Fradley Junction is the spot where the Trent & Mersey Canal and the Coventry Canal meet.
You can explore the area in detail using the interactive installations. Maps, interpretation panels, guided walks, audio trails and ‘swell maps’ for the visually impaired all help you to discover the history and wildlife of the area. Pond-dipping and bird-watching are on offer at Fradley Pool Nature Reserve. The pool also has an accessible fishing peg.
National Cycle Route 54 passes close by.
The site can be viewed at any time from the towpath opposite. Whilst at the site, please respect the privacy of other moorers.