Canoe Days Out

Staffordshire - Rudyard Lake - Rudyard, Leek to & return

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How to get there - From Leek in Staffordshire, head north on Macclesfield Road A523, then follow signs for Rudyard. There is parking at the southern end of the lake.

Postcode for Sat Nav users is ST13 8XB

Get a map with driving directions to start (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Launching is excellent from the main car park area - a range of wooden pontoons are in place on the water for easy launch.

General Description - A beautiful private lake in the Staffordshire hills, much loved by boat users. Around 2km long, it makes for an enjoyable leisure day, particularly with children. On the eastern bank runs the miniature steam railway, and around the lake are numerous interesting waterside houses.

The beauty of the facilities (cafe, toilets, easy pontoon launching) makes it excellent for multiple sessions on the water. In busy times, you will share the water with many other boats, but the scenery you are in is wonderful.

Launch fee of 7 per boat

Comments on this trip

30 Dec 2017
Parking is included in your launch fee. Pay the warden and they will give you a slip to display in your car window

03 Aug 2017
plus 2.00 parkng


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