Borrowcop Locks Canal Park

Our restoration activities are mainly centred around Tamworth Road. You are welcome to visit at any time and enjoy a walk along our Heritage Towpath Trail.

How to find us:

By Road -

Look for Borrowcop Locks Canal Park on the A51 Tamworth Road, Lichfield, WS14 9HG

Parking -

There is a small free car park next to the traffic lights at the junction of the A51 and Ryknild Street. Across the road is the Heritage Towpath Trail which takes you up to the Borrowcop Locks Canal Park. This part of the trail is wheelchair-friendly.

Local Bus Services -

Arriva 765 & 785 Lichfield – Whittington – Tamworth. There are bus stops close to the Borrowcop Locks Canal Park middle entrance as  well as by the east entrance (next to the car park mentioned above).

Nearest Train Station -

Lichfield City Railway Station is almost 1 mile away.

Borrowcop Locks Canal Park

Google Map showing the location of the Tamworth Road Site and Borrowcop Locks Canal Park.

Small car park in Darnford Park by Ryknild Steet/A51 junction.

Tamworth Road
WS14 9HG (approx)

Heritage Towpath Trail entrance

This is the east entrance by the A51 Traffic Lights and opposite the Darnford Park car park.

Access from Tamworth Road

This is the central entrance by Pound 26. There is parking only for 2 or 3 cars.
A bus stop is nearby.

Access from Cricket Lane

This is the west entrance to Borrowcop Locks Canal Park from Cricket Lane. No parking here.


A detailed map of the Lichfield Canal showing the main Points of Interest and a route for walkers along the Heritage Towpath Trail.

Key: The proposed route of the canal is shown in BLUE
Parts of the route which may be walked now are shown in RED

A  visual introduction the history of the Lichfield Canal and some of the points of interest along the route.


A guide to walking along parts of the Lichfield Canal
will appear here shortly.

We hope you will enjoy this walk, however you are respectfully requested:

  • keep to the route marked and do not walk over private land
  • keep dogs on a lead and under control
  • use waste bins which are located by Lock 25 and at each end
  • please do not photograph private houses


These sections can also be explored but note there are no fully made-up footpaths although we are working on it in some areas.
Keep to the route marked on the Towpath Trail map and beware of trip hazards and other obstacles. 


Access to the Summerhill section can be found next to the Boat Inn on the A461.
Just to the right of the Inn it is possible to scramble down the bank and walk as far as the M6 Toll Aqueduct. (0.7 miles approx)
Google Map


Access is signposted, the footpath is between the disused signal box and privately owned cottage. You can walk past restored Lock 18 and down to the old Lock 19 by the new southern relief road. (0.5 miles approx)
Google Map


Access is from Falkland Road on the Lichfield southern bypass by the old Walsall railway line. Walk through the lowland heath and wetlands currently under construction up to Lock 18 at Fosseway (0.5 miles approx)
Also take in the nearby Sandfields Pumping Station.
Google Map


Access is just east of the Darnford Moors Golf Club. An easy walk up to the restored Lift Bridge (0.3 miles approx), difficult beyond that up to Cappers Lane (further 0.5 miles approx).
Google Map


Gallows Wharf is adjacent to the London Road bridge right behind the Shell Garage at the junction of the A5206 and Tamworth Road A51. There is no convenient parking so walk up from Borrowcop Locks Canal Park.(0.5 miles approx).
Google Map

...Or have a seat and enjoy the view

Click to see the full 360 degree view from a seat alongside Pound 27


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