Rudyard Lake - near Leek, StaffordshireRudyard Lake - near Leek, StaffordshireRudyard Lake - near Leek, Staffordshire

Rudyard Lake - near Leek, Staffordshire

Grid Reference 118/951584     Post Code ST13 8XB
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• Lake activities
• Around the lake
• Getting to Rudyard
• League of Friends
• Rudyard Lake Trust
• Rudyard in history
• Meet the neighbours
• Wild About Fishing
• Nature Corner
• Boathouse Project
• Photo Gallery
• Contacts

Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery
Our photo gallery features some stunning photos from around Rudyard, many thanks to Alex and Emma Reay for our latest additions.
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Wild About Fishing
Wild About Fishing is an innovative project based at the lake.
Wild About Fishing
Rudyard Lake Trust and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are working in partnership to deliver the project, which combines angling with nature conservation.
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Welcome to the official Rudyard Lake website

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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, sailing and
fishing for visitors from a wide area, from the Manchester conurbation in the north to the Potteries in the south.

Aerial view of Rudyard Lake photographed from a hot air balloon
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What's on

See Santa for FREE
Santa will be at the Lake in his grotto on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th December. Admission by Ticket only FREE but Limited in numbers from the Ranger’s Office open 9-5 each day. Tel 07718 808881 for more information.

Boxing Day walk.
A FREE guided walk around the Lake will start at 11am from the Visitor Centre on Boxing Day led by Ray Perry - duration approx 2 hours.

Fishing at Rudyard
Fishing at Rudyard
Picture: 30lb 1oz Pike caught on Rudyard by Mike Milton, Sunday 17th February 2013. For more information on fishing at Rudyard click here.

Nature Corner
Nature Corner
Our new feature which brings you a month by month report on what's been spotted on the lake. Read more

Meet the neighbours
There is a wealth of wildlife living near the shores of Rudyard Lake... Read more