Froghall Wharf

Froghall Wharf

Limekilns at Froghall Wharf
Limekilns at Froghall Wharf

Froghall Wharf is at this time a pleasant small attraction featuring limekilns and a wharf that has been appropriately restored in the past decade. An un-surfaced and substantial car park and a toilet facility allied to a small information site complete the facilities and provide most of what visiting walkers and canal enthusiasts need.

A small ice cream/shop/ café is run at the canal side and is exactly of the ‘small is beautiful’ type of enterprise that is discussed elsewhere in this document. Adjacent to the canal side are a small number of discreet self-catering cottages. The overall impression is of a well thought out facility that provides exactly the type and character of small scale tourist attraction that does not destroy the very nature of the attraction itself but rather compliments it.

It has the added advantage of attracting to the area the type of visitors most suited to the quiet tranquillity that makes the Churnet Valley such a gem, namely walkers, cyclists, canal enthusiasts and a well balanced mixture of young families and older visitors who value its qualities and are not the ‘thrill seekers’ that so much disrupt some parts of the Churnet Valley.

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