With the opening of The Visitor’s Centre in 2001 Rudyard Lake received much positive press coverage and relatively local people from places such as Congleton and Macclesfield “rediscovered” the Lake on their doorstep, a place which previously had something of a run down reputation and which many hadn’t bothered to visit for several years.
With Great Britain’s success in rowing in the subsequent Olympics, and the increasing popularity of the area, people were making demands for improved facilities of both storage and catering.
Considerable efforts were made to obtain further funding in order to construct what today we refer to as The Activity Centre which opened in 2005.
Apart from supplying racks for the rowing club and storage for volunteers tools etc. on the ground floor there is an office for the Ranger, a Rudyard Lake League of Friends refreshments room and a café / shop.
A lift is provided to the first floor rooms and toilets with accessible facilities along with balconies overlooking the Lake.
The rooms can be hired at a most competitive price which aids The Trust via The Company in paying the overheads and maintaining the Lake’s environs.