Photo: Chris Bateman
Day Trip to Middleton Lakes, Near Tamworth - Sunday 20th May.
"Beautiful and tranquil, Middleton Lakes is a mosaic of wetlands, meadows and woodland in the heart of the River Tame Valley. Several kilometres of trails lead visitors through a variety of rich habitats, alive with a variety of birds including grey herons, kingfishers and lapwings" (From the RSPB website)
We are planning to meet in the RSPB car park at 10.15am and then walk down to the Courtyard for toilets and a coffee and the back to the Reserve entrance for 11.00am. There are no facilities on site but Middleton Hall Courtyard, 270 yards away, is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Note: The car park for the Courtyard is accessed from over a mile further north on the A4091 but even though the two car parks are in sight of one another you cannot drive from one to the other as there is a short private road between the two. It is therefore important to park in the RSPB car park and walk to the Courtyard. Lunch will be available at the cafe here if required.
Directions: From junction 9 of the M42 go north on the A446 for about 1 mile and at the roundabout bear right onto the A4091. After just over another mile turn right into Bodymoor Heath Road and then shortly left into the Reserve and follow the signs for just over another mile, through the gravel workings, to the RSPB car park. RSPB national members can park free but there is a £3 charge for non-members. The grid reference is SP 194983. Distance from Church Stretton - 70 miles.
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