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The Bratch Canalside

Bratch Locks | Wombourne, Wolverhampton WV5 8DW, England
+44 303 040 4040
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Peaceful Location

When we visited sadly there were no narrow boats on the canal. The weather was grey and damp but... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
davev68
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Retford, United Kingdom
Lovely winter walk

My partner and I found this a lovely hidden gem of a walk last week. We parked on the small car... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
beleagueredtraveller
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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!
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“railway walk” (3 reviews)
“great walk” (2 reviews)
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Bratch Locks | Wombourne, Wolverhampton WV5 8DW, England
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

When we visited sadly there were no narrow boats on the canal. The weather was grey and damp but one could imagine how interesting it would be to see the boats going through this series of locks. Beautifully constructed brickwork and walkways all around the...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I found this a lovely hidden gem of a walk last week. We parked on the small car park by the canal and walked toward Wolverhampton as far as smestow nature reserve, where we cut across to the railway walk for the...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

Bratch lock , well looked after , very neat and tidy , ideal for a stroll or a bit of canal walking , very close to Wombourne and the canalside Round Oak pub .

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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Nice enough spot but nothing out of ordinary as locks go. Parking not easy. Reading the comments from others I was expecting there to be more to it.

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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful , really peaceful and relaxing. A great place to all and cycle, fun for all the family.

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

This is just a lovely place to stroll with the dog and it doesn't really matter what the weather is like there is always something different to see. This time of year it is lovely with the late nights walking at the edge of the...More

Thank Sue H
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

Any canalside walk is always good, but the short stretch of the Staffs and Worcester between the Bratch and Bumblehole Lock is particularly relaxing, Parking - as other reviewers have noted - can be a bit of a problem.

Thank HistoryBuff2013
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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

A very interesting and enjoyable visit. If boats are going through the locks it's a plus as it provides lots of interest and shows you the ingenious building of times past

Thank Wendy P
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

a very well looked after set of locks - and definately worth a look see... BUT parking is a nightmare, very small carpark next to locks.. So visit in off peak times - not weekends...

Thank TheFazeys
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Reviewed April 16, 2016

Visit this place regularly. Beautiful scenery. Make sure you note when the car park closes. Worth a visit.

Thank 760AndrewG
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maturecheeder
August 13, 2017|
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Response from Sharon N |
Unfortunately not due to the uneven surface of the towpath.
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maturecheeder
August 13, 2017|
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Response from Moonpuddle | Reviewed this property |
The path up to the top lock is quite bumpy. I would imagine path might get muddy on way to Bumble Hole Lock. The parking area isn't the best if you have a wheelchair accessible vehicle and if you park up the hill it's very... More
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mariegriffiths
January 6, 2015|
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BTW his name was Edwin Wall
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