Plan your visit
Car park: open, daily 8.30am-4pm.
Reserve trails: open, daily dawn-dusk.
Visitor Hub: Due to current government guidelines our visitor centre will be closed from 6 January during lockdown.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Car park cost
There are no entrance charges to the reserve, but the following car parking charges apply:
RSPB members: FREE (please display your membership card face down in your windscreen)
Non-members: £3 per car
Blue badge holders: FREE
Visitor centre is closed
Refreshments facilities are closed
Guided walks is closed
How to get here
The nearest railway station is Wilnecote, 2.5 miles away. On foot follow the signs towards Fazeley then turn left on the A4091 until you reach the canal. Walk alongside the canal to the reserve.
The reserve is not currently served by buses.
National cycle route 533.
Middleton Lakes is off the A4091, just six miles from the M6 and four miles from the M42, north-east of Birmingham. By car, take the A446, the A4091 (ignore signs for Middleton Hall which has a separate entrance) and then Bodymoor Heath Road.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
As well as the Heart-of-England Way footpath, the Birmingham & Fazeley canal passes through the reserve.