The hidden gem of the Staffordshire Moorlands
Lying in a fold in thickly wooded hillsides, Rudyard Lake
is a haven of peace and tranquility less than a mile from
the A523 that links Leek to Macclesfield.
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, offering walking, boating,
fishing for visitors from a wide area, from the Manchester
conurbation in the north to the Potteries in the south.