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Fradley Junction and Riley Hill is a 6.7 mile loop trail located near Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Length 6.7 mi Elevation gain 711 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Lake River Views Wildlife
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Getting There

A circular walk from Fradley Junction in Staffordshire. This route explores the countryside which includes farmland and villages as well as sections along the Trent and Mersey Canal at the start of the walk and at the end. There is plenty of wildlife to see along the way. There is a canal visitor centre that is worth exploring however it is run by volunteers and times of opening vary. At the junction there are several listed buildings, these are: Cottages, Warehouse, Crossover bridge and lock and on the Wharf you will find the original Stables, Carpenters shop and Blacksmiths (which now form part of the cafe and visitor centre). On the opposite side of the canal you will find the award winning Nature Reserve, this is well worth a look for all the family to enjoy. The route will take you along a mixture of tarmac surfaces, towpaths and footpaths across farmers fields. At least one of the fields may be holding cattle so take particular care with dogs. Parts of the route can be muddy, depending on the time of year. You will need to negotiate a few metal gates. There are several long stretches of road walking with no pavements so take care of traffic. Approximate time 3 hours.

The walk starts and finishes at the Canal and River Trust Fradley Junction car park alongside the canal visitor centre. The centre is accessed from the A38 at Alrewas and Fradley Park. Take the A513 towards Kings Bromley. After 2 miles turn left, signed towards Fradley Junction. Follow signs to the car park. The car park is pay and display and costs £1 for 4 hours or £1.50 for the full day (correct November 2015). Approximate post code DE13 7DN.

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Desiree Cowie
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Hiking

Quite a few country roads and lanes but very pretty canal section at the end makes up for them. Very easy trail

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Elliott Norwood
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Hiking

Lovely walk with a couple of cafes and pubs at the Fradley Junction area. A fair bit of walking on roads but still a nice walk. Parts a little overgrown

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Grzegorz Wozniak
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Walking
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part of the trail along Trent & Mersey Canal is ok. The rest totally boring and useless

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Malcolm Bowyer
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Hiking
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Alison Gulliver
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Stephen James
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sue Bateman
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Beckie James
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Daniel Alcock
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