Planning your visit
Address: Westport Lake, Westport Lake Rd, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 4RZ View on Google map
Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: The Visitor Centre has toilets
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. While the Canal & River Trust own the lake, it's managed day to day by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Stoke City Council.
On the edge of the lake is a visitor centre and café run by the Wildlife Trust. It's a great place to start your visit and discover more about the area and its fascinating wildlife.
Alongside the lake is our Trent & Mersey Canal, which takes you into Burslem and Stoke on Trent's potteries along the towpath.
Things to do and see
- Walking and dog walking
- Cycling on the National Route 5
- Pond dipping
- Children's playground at the visitor centre
- Accessible walking and cycling
Places to eat:
There are picnic benches and grassy areas around the site
Westport Lake is an important site for overwintering birds and is a nature reserve run by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust so it's all about bird spotting here
By car - SAT NAV ST6 4RZ. Free public car parking next to the visitor centre
By rail - Stoke station is just 5 miles away, while Longport Rail is 1 mile from the visitor centre