Trent Washlands

As the name suggests, the Trent Washlands lie on the flood plain of the River Trent, close to Burton upon Trent.  East Staffordshire Borough Council manages the site to provide an area of open space for wildlife and recreation.  The Washlands provide a variety of habitats for a range of wildlife. Look out for herons, dragonflies and damselflies.  The grassland is managed as a traditional hay meadow and is covered in marsh marigold, cowslips and cuckoo flower in spring.

Follow the sculpture trail which includes a Viking Long Boat, a loaf of bread and heron seat.  The black and white ferry bridge replaced the ferry crossing in 1889.  Burton Mail Centenary Woodland covers part of the site.

A site leaflet and the Woodlands and Washlands leaflet are both available from East Staffordshire Borough Council.


  • Angling
  • Bus Service
  • Children's Play Area
  • Disabled Access
  • Information Centre
  • Parking
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Rail Services
  • Surfaced Paths
  • Walking Trails

Location Map

Burton upon Trent Staffordshire

Walk type Access for All