M1 (southbound) – exit at Junction 28 and pick up the A38 south, by-passing Derby and Burton on Trent, then follow local directions, marked * below.
M1 (northbound) – After Corley Services follow signs for M6 (Toll) & M42, leaving the motorway at the next junction (Junction 9 M42) signposted A 446. Follow A446 Lichfield, to A38 Lichfield. After the Lichfield exit, leave the A38 at Alrewas and pick up the A513 sign-posted Tamworth. Then follow * below.
M6 (southbound) – exit Junction 15 and follow the A50 Derby, then A38 Lichfield. Exit at the Alrewas exit. Then follow local directions marked * below.
M6 (northbound) South of Birmingham – follow signs for M6 (Toll) & M42, leaving at next junction (Junction 9 M42), signposted A446. Follow the A446 Lichfield, to A38 Lichfield. Exit the A38 at the Alrewas junction and follow local directions as marked * below.
M6 (northbound) & M6 North of Birmingham – leave M6 at Junction 11, then take the A5 and then the A38 towards Derby. Exit at the Alrewas junction after the Lichfield junction and then follow local directions as marked * below.
M54 (eastbound) – leave at Junction 1 and take A460 to Cannock, passing over M6. Continue until you pick up the A5 towards Tamworth. Take the A38 towards Derby, but exit the A38 at the Alrewas junction. Then follow local directions as marked * above.
*At the Alrewas turning, exit the A38 and take the A513 signposted Tamworth. Follow the brown signs for the National Memorial Arboretum. After ½ mile there is a roundabout – you will see Whitemoor Lakes set back from the roundabout. The entrance to the centre is 100 metres on your left.
For satellite navigation systems AA Route Finder or RAC Route Finder, please use the post code WS13 8QT. If this post code is not recognised, please use the National Memorial Arboretum post code which is DE13 7AR. This will take you up to the traffic island where Whitemoor Lakes is situated.
On this map above, the centre is at the top edge the lake, just below the letter “s” of the village Alrewas, and the green blob is the National Memorial Arboretum.
If you are travelling to Whitemoor Lakes by train, the nearest station is Lichfield Trent Valley Station situated one junction down off the A38 on the outskirts of Lichfield city centre. This station has direct services to London Euston and the North. Accessibility is difficult at this station, which is wheelchair accessible on one platform, but 30-ish steps to use the other platform. Find out accessibility information at National Rail here.
There is also a second station called Lichfield City Station (accessibility information here) which is located on the Birmingham Road in the city centre, opposite the bus station. This station offers frequent direct services to Birmingham New Street Station.
Travelling by car from Whitemoor Lakes to either train stations takes approximately 10 minutes.
Currently there are 2 bus services running close by the centre. The X12 from Burton-on-Trent calls in at Lichfield and then on to Sutton Coldfield, and back again. The X13 runs from runs from Burton-on-Trent to Alrewas village, calling in at the National Memorial Arboretum, which is a short walk away from Whitemoor Lakes, and onwards to Tamworth.