The canal passes close to both a modern Public House and Waitrose Supermarket and is only a short walk from Lichfield City Centre with many attractions to the north of the railway
Distance from Catshill
Distance from Huddlesford
This area lends itself to establishing visitor moorings integrated with a nature reserve incorporating lowland heath and wetland areas to encourage an environment with a wide biodiversity.
The ‘Wides’ section of the Lichfield Canal near Falkland Road will provide the Lichfield Haven visitors moorings for canal craft and a turning area for narrowboats.
To the west the ‘Towpath Boardwalk’ meanders through the ‘Wetlands’ section on the south side of the Lichfield Canal.
On the north side of the Lichfield Canal the ‘Valley Nature Trail’ runs along the foot of the Railway Embankment with "Lowland Heathland" adjacent to the north canal towpath.
With continuous towpath on both the north and south side of Fosseway Heath section the Lichfield Canal , through nature reserves and wetlands section up to the restored Lock 18 near the Fosseway Rail Level Crossing, local residents and visitors will be provided with an attractive walking route and leisure asset for the community.
Lichfield Haven Nature Reserve
On canal line
Photo: View west over a pile of canal stones recovered from old Lock 19