We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Westport Lake

Westport Lake is Stoke-on-Trent's largest expanse of water and its one of the best places on the canal system to watch birds. On the edge of the lake is a visitor centre and café which is a great place to start your visit and discover more about the area and its fascinating wildlife.

General information

Address: Westport Lake, Westport Lake Rd, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 4RZ

Visit time: 2-3 hours

Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: Free public car parking

Toilets: The Visitor Centre has toilets

Free visitor guide

Great for

Bird watching

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Pond dipping
  • Walking
  • Canoeing


Westport Lake, Children's play ground, Visitor Centre, activity centre, Middleport Pottery

Spot a boat

In the summer months there are lots of boats to see


Boat trips

  • Boat trips run from Etruria to Westport Lake

Picnic spot

There are picnic benches and grassy areas around the site


  • A number of walking routes can be found around the lake


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens

Westport Lake is an important site for overwintering birds