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Located in Staffordshire on the Coventry Canal, Kings Orchard Marina is nestled within a beautiful rural hideaway, an ideal start location. We have 4 classes available from Kings Orchard. The 5 berth Plover and The 4 berth Wren, both ideal for couples and small families and the 6 berth Lark and 8 berth Warbler classes, which are great for larger families and groups.
Phone: 01543 433608
Phone to book: 0330 333 0590
Address: Kings Orchard Marina, Broad Lane, Huddlesford, Staffordshire, WS13 8SP
Berths: 2 - 8
Maps / Guides
Nicholson: N3, N4
Pearson: P1, P4, P6
Lockmaster: L10, L12
Brand new for the 2021 season!
Kings Orchard Marina is situated close to Lichfield deep in the Staffordshire countryside on a secluded, tree lined twenty acre site.
The A38 offers the easiest access. Leave the A38 onto the A5192, Cappers Lane turning east (away from Lichfield). Take the first left and follow country lane. Follow country lane over canal bridge and, with The Plough on your right, bear immediately left looking out for brown tourist sign directing you to marina entrance on your left.
For Sat Nav users, we advise you use the postcode for the Plough pub that is a 3 minute drive from the marina: WS13 8PY.
The closest airport to the marina is Birmingham International Airport which is a ~30 minute drive away.
From London Airports: Make your way via the London Underground, bus or taxi to London Euston train station. From there take a train to Lichfield Trent Valley which is very close to the marina.
The nearest rail station is Lichfield Trent Valley where we are just a short distance away. Lichfield Trent Valley rail station can be reached from all the major train stations.
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