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 Turst 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.
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