Camping at Fullbrook Farm, Lichfield, Staffs

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Short walks around the farm
Many of our visitors, especially those with young children, don't want to stray too far from the farm. A short walk around the farm is also perfect on a summer's evening before settling down for the night. Click here to download a copy of our welcome leaflet which details a suggested route.
Staffordshire County Council marked footpaths Footpaths
www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk
The footpath passing through Fullbrook Farm links Lichfield City Centre to the rural villages of Kings Bromley and Handsacre. This path, part of the Erasmus Darwin Walk (see below), links to a number of others including routes to Curborough Craft Centre and along the canal to Fradley Junction.
The best guide is to use OS Landranger map sheet 128. Fullbrook Farm is also shown on OS Explorer map sheets 244 and 245 (and is just off the corner of sheet 232). For further details visit the Ordnance Survey website.
For a pleasant afternoon's walk with plenty of variety and lots to see along the way we recommend a circular route along the footpath towards Kings Bromley to visit Bromley Hayes Garden Centre, then use the canal tow path to reach Fradley Junction, and then return via footpath to Wood End Lane and Watery Lane back to the farm again. Ask us when you visit and we'll gladly point out this route on your OS map. For further details of Bromley Hayes and Fradley junction see below.
Go fishing at Curborough Fishery Curborough Fishery
www.curboroughfishery.co.uk
Go fishing, just a few minutes walk along the footpath from Fullbrook Farm.
Curborough Antiques and Craft Centre - with Betty's Tea Room
www.curboroughcrafts.co.uk
Just 5 minutes walk along the footpath from Fullbrook Farm, Curborough Craft Centre one of the few remaining traditional craft centres in the West Midlands & Staffordshire. The centre has grown over the past years into a well known and thriving Craft & Antiques Centre. There is over 22 Craft units and still growing, some of whom fully demonstrate their crafts such as Living Light Glass Studio, where you can learn the art of Stained Glass, the Woollen Mill & Creative Streak have many different craft courses available to all. Also new are Children's "Be my Bear" parties held at "GeeUp" in "The Mill". There is also Betty's Tea Room on site too.
The Erasmus Darwin Walk The Erasmus Darwin Walk
www.darwinwalk.org.uk
Passing through Fullbrook Farm, the Erasmus Darwin Walk follows a well-established route around the boundary of the City of Lichfield and has several refreshment stops along the way. The walk is mostly rural, takes approximately 4 hours to complete, and provides some particularly beautiful views of Lichfield's rural countryside and cathedral spires. The route is cleared marked out by the signs shown on the right. Simply walk up the track through the farm to join the path.
Wood Farm Car-boot sales
www.woodfarmcarboot.co.uk.
Run by neighbouring Wood Farm, this is Lichfield's best car boot sale and operates every Sunday morning during the summer. The easiest way to get there is to walk for about 5 minutes along the footpath from Fullbrook towards Kings Bromley, and the car boot is next to the second field you reach.

Under 2 miles:

Lichfield Cathedral Lichfield Cathedral
www.lichfield-cathedral.org
Famous for its three tall spires, Lichfield Cathedral is one of the oldest places of worship in Britain and the burial place of the Anglo Saxon missionary, St Chad. The Cathedral is open daily, and the Cathedral Cafe opposite serve splendid cream teas and a range of light snacks and meals.
Lichfield Heritage Centre
www.lichfield.gov.uk⁄heritage
Also known as the St Mary's Centre, this is the home of the Lichfield Story.
NCN route 54 National Cycle Network Route 54
www.sustrans.org.uk
Route 54 joins Derby, Burton on Trent, Lichfield and Cannock. It is part of the National Cycle Network, organised by Sustrans, and the section around Lichfield is flat and very easy going. Heading north you quickly reach Alrewas and then Barton Under Needwood - two lovely Staffordshire villages, each having several public houses that serve superb meals. South is Lichfield City Centre (enter via Stowe Pool and the leave via Beacon Park) and a little further on is Chasewater Park near Cannock (Details elsewhere on our attractions list).
Bromley Hayes Garden Centre & Camping Supplies
www.thegardeningwebsite.co.uk/bromley-hayes-garden-centre-i2944.html
About two miles along the footpath from Fullbrook, this garden centre also has a lovely cafe restaurant and craft shops. Bromley Hayes is also our nearest camping equipment supplier.
Horsepower Equestrian
www.horsepowerequestrian.co.uk
Horsepower Equestrian is a fully licensed riding establishment and carriage driving centre, catering for ages 4-94!!! Children and Adults. Beginners to advanced. School holiday programme and Pony Club Centre.
Go-karting Midland Go-kart Centre
www.midlandkarting.co.uk
Located on Wood End Lane only a 20 minute walk or a very short drive from the farm.
Delta Force Paintball
www.paintballgames.co.uk
"Ivywood" is the Lichfield centre of Delta Force Paintball. Located on Wood End Lane only a 20 minute walk or a very short drive from the farm.
Erasmus Darwin House and Museum
www.erasmusdarwin.org
Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather of Charles Darwin and leading doctor, scientist, botanist, inventor and poet of the 18th Century. Located in the idyllic surroundings of Cathedral Close.
Samuel Johnson Birthplace and Museum
www.lichfield.gov.uk⁄sjmuseum
Samuel Johnson, one of the most famous figures of the 18th century, was born in the city on the 18th September 1709. His house in Breadmarket Street facing the market square, is now a museum to his life, work and personality. It was built by his bookselling father, Michael, as a family home and bookshop a few months before Samuel's birth. It is a large solid house, as free from pretensions, it has been said, as Samuel himself!
Staffordshire Regiment Museum
www.ukattraction.com⁄heart-of-england⁄staffordshire-regiment-museum.htm
The Staffordshire Regiment Museum tells the near 300-year history of the Staffordshire Regiment and of the four founding Regiments (38th, 64th, 80th and 98th) from 1705 onwards.
Canal Boats at Fradley Junction Fradley Junction
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fradley_Junction
Fradley Junction, just over a mile's walk from the campsite, is the meeting point of the Trent and Mersey and Coventry canals. Explore the award winning nature reserve, try one of the circular walks or stop off at the canalside cafe for refreshments. The Swan Inn serves a Sunday carvery, and the gift shop next door serves delicious ice cream. And there's always plenty of canal boats to watch too.
Beacon Park & Stowe Pool
www.ldb.co.uk⁄lichfield⁄parks.htm
In the centre of Lichfield the park is home to a statue of Captain Smith of Titanic fame, and the pool is home to lots of ducks! Two lovely places to spend a quiet moment between visits to other city centre attractions.
Horsepower Equestrian Centre
www.horsepowerequestrian.co.uk
Horsepower Equestrian is a fully licensed riding and carriage driving centre, catering for ages 4-94!!! Children and Adults. Beginners to advanced. Dressage - Cross Country - Show Jumping etc. Children and adults with physical and learning difficulties also very welcome. All staff are fully qualified and we are fully insured.
Lichfield Golf & Country Club
www.theclubcompany.com⁄clubs⁄Seedy-Mill
Formly known as the formerly Seedy Mill Golf Club, this boasts 27 holes of scenic parkland golf, a driving range, a 9 hole par three American specification course, a practice putting green and a spacious Clubhouse in a converted Mill.
Friary Grange Leisure Centre
www.visitlichfield.com⁄thedms.asp?dms=13&param1=4&venue=2200605
This family leisure centre offers a variety of facilities including a swimming pool, gym and aerobics studio, four squash courts and a sports hall, all available on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Swingers Driving Range
Darnford Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9JG. Telephone 01543 419416.

Under 5 miles:

The National Forest The National Forest
www.nationalforest.org
From exciting discovery centres to stately homes, woodland crafts to wildlife watching, cycling to skiing and loads of wet weather options too, The National Forest really does have something for everyone. With more than 700 miles of paths to explore, the gentle undulating landscape is perfect for walking, cycling and horse-riding. And through the creation of new habitats, it is an ideal location for bird and wildlife watching. In this ever-changing landscape as the Forest grows and the seasons come and go, one thing is guaranteed, there is always something new to see.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
www.garlandsleisure.co.uk⁄clay.html
The Garlands Clay Pigeon Shooting centre.

Further afield:

Drayton Manor Park and Zoo Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo
www.draytonmanor.co.uk
Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo is only 30 minutes (12 miles) away.
Chasewater Light Railway
www.chasewaterrailway.co.uk
The Chasewater Railway operates heritage steam and diesel trains on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year and also Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the Summer. All day tickets are available at a very modest cost, and car parking is free. A variety of watersports take place on Chasewater itself, so there's always plenty to see and do.
Cannock Chase
www.cannock-chase.co.uk
Cannock Chase was designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty in 1958 because of its beautiful landscape, its wildlife and its history. Cannock Chase is the largest surviving area of lowland heathland in the Midlands. The chase is also hosts a treking centre, a visitors centre and bicycle hire.
The Shugborough Estate
www.shugborough.org.uk
Experience the beautiful sights, evocative sounds, real smells and true taste of The Complete Working Historic Estate. Set on the banks of the beautiful River Sow, and on the northern wooded fringes of Cannock Chase, Shugborough boasts 900 acres of historic parkland, working Georgian buildings and sublime gardens for you to explore. Guides and recreated characters are also ready to share a powerful set of stories from the past about love, daring adventure, enigmatic mystery and, most importantly of all, the ordinary, solid hard work of an army of servants.
Alton Towers Theme Park Alton Towers Theme Park
www.altontowers.com
Britain biggest theme park, Alton Towers, is only 45 minutes (27 miles) away.
Uttoxeter Races
www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk
With 25 race meetings spread evenly throughout the year, you also have the opportunity to go racing at Uttoxeter in every season! Whether that is National Hunt Racing in the Winter, or summer jumping, you are sure to be on course for an unforgettable day at "The Finest Country Racecourse in the Land".
Ash End House Children's Farm
www.ashendhouse.fsnet.co.uk
A family owned farm which has been operating as a Childrens Farm for over 25 years. They aim is to provide an enjoyable and educational hands on experience for children of all ages.
Coors Visitor Centre (Formerly the Bass Museum of Brewing)
www.coorsvisitorcentre.com
Formerly the Bass Museum and located around 15 miles away in Burton upon Trent, Britain's brewing capital, the Coors Visitor Centre brings together a unique collection of artefacts and memorabilia tracing the fascinating history of the brewing industry. Visit the Shire Horse Stables, explore the Museum Micro Brewery, vintage vehicle collection and working stationary steam engine plus lots more. For children there's "Virtual Burton", a unique interactive touch-screen exhibit which introduces a cast of virtual characters from the town census year of 1881. Meanwhile adults can sample a range of specialist real ales and premium lagers in the Visitor Centre's bar and restaurant. Cafe Coors is also on site.
The Snowdome
www.snowdome.co.uk
Who says there isn't something for everyone? From skiing and snow-boarding to tobogganing and snowmobiles, all just 13 miles from the farm!

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