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Rudyard Lake

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Planning your visit

Address: Rudyard Lake, Near Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8XB View on Google map

Price: Once you are parked up it's free

Toilets: There are public toilets are available on site

Rudyard Lake is a haven of peace and tranquility, the two and a half mile long lake was created more than two centuries ago to supply water for the then expanding canal system of the West Midlands. Today it is a popular day out for families, offering walking, boating, sailing, fishing and steam train rides alongside the reservoir.

Things to do and see

By the water:

On the water:

Places to eat: 

Wildlife spotting:

Why not take a walk around the lake and see what wildlife you can find with our nature spotter guide 


Getting here

By car - there is a small pay & display car park at the activity centre

  • £2 for 4 hours
  • £3 all day 

By bus - There is a bus stop on the A523 near the top of the lake 

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