Branston Water Park - Green Flag Award Winner 2011
Location - Burton upon Trent
Address - Lichfield Road (A38), Branston, Burton upon Trent, DE14 3HD
WARNING Blue/Green Algae.
Blue/Green Algae has been found in the water at Branston Water Park. Please keep out of the water. The algae produces toxins which can harm or even kill. This affects farm animals, pets and wild animals. The Algae causes skin rashes, eye irritation, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and joint pain in people. The Environment Agency has been informed and notices are being put up around the site.
Facilities - Free Parking, Toilets with separate radar controlled disabled toilet, small visitor centre, play area, picnic areas, level paths around site, disabled access throughout, benches, dog dip areas, fishing through Burton Mutual Angling Association.
Below is a link to our Management Plan for Branston Water Park. We welcome your views. If you would like to comment on the Management Plan or any of the content relating to this site please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BWP Management Plan
Branston Water Park is a premier wildlife site in East Staffordshire. Located just outside Burton off the A38, Branston Water Park was originally an open cast gravel pit and is now home to many species of plants and animals, both common and nationally rare. The reed bed is particularly important to wildlife as it is one of the largest in Staffordshire.
The site is a Local Natural Reserve and has also received the prestigious Green Flag award again this year and, has successfully held the award since 2005 in recognition of the quality, cleanliness, safety and wildlife value of the site.
In recent years the site has been improved with better signage, a small visitors centre and ample parking. There is a level path running around the entire site giving excellent disabled access, a children’s play area, toilets and information on the types of birds and habitats that are found at Branston Water Park.
Numerous groups use Branston Water Park for activities and there is always something going on. The unmanned visitor centre is open all week during summer months and at weekends only in winter. The information boards located at the side of the visitors centre and canalside are updated regularly.
Although refreshments are not available at Branston Water Park there are ample picnic areas with tables around the lake and maps showing where refreshments can be obtained from numerous local hostelries, take aways and shops.
There is a small play area for children up to 8 years of age.
How to find us:
Access by car to Branston Water Park is off the A38 heading northbound between Barton under Needwood and Branston. Follow the brown tourist signs. http://www.multimap.com
Access by foot or bicycle via the Subway from Tatenhill Lane & Court Farm Lane or along the canal towpath by the Bridge Inn.
If, after your visit you fancy a spot of retail therapy, Burton Town Centre and market (Thurs, Fri & Sat) is just 1.5 miles away and offers many of the High Street names.
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