Accessibility at Middleton Lakes

Summary accessibility statement

Before you visit

Check accessibility for events and activities.

How to get here

By train

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.

By bus

The reserve is not currently served by buses.

By bike

National cycle route 533.

By road

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.

Other ways to get there

As well as the Heart-of-England Way footpath, the Birmingham & Fazeley canal passes through the reserve.


Access to facilities

Car parking
50 spaces
3 Blue Badge spaces

Surface is rough gravel, fine gravel on pedestrian path.

Nature trails access
  • Four signposted trails.
  • Mostly flat.
  • Surfaces vary including rough grass, compacted earth small sections of boardwalk. Compacted aggregate and gravel.
  • Can get uneven and very boggy in wet weather.
  • Several benches and a viewing area.
Viewing points
  • One of the four viewing screens is on a granite surfaced path which runs from the canal to the lookout hide.
  • The lookout is a large hide overlooking the north lake and has windows allowing a wide panorama.
  • There is a variety of seating available at different heights and some with backs.

The cafe at Middleton Hall has a step into the cafe however a ramp is also available for use.

Picnic area

Two wheelchair Accessible picnic benches are situated on fine gravel near car park.


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Middleton Lakes access statement