Canoeing
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19th February 201531st May 2015

Canoeing

  Canoeing on Rudyard Lake is growing in popularity all the time; several clubs and outdoor adventure organisations as well as individuals visit the Lake throughout the year. The design of open canoes has not changed very much over the years but the materials from which they are made have certainly advanced allowing them to be...

Rowing
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23rd January 201526th May 2016

Rowing

The North Staffs Rowing Club arrived at Rudyard Lake in 1988 from Trentham in Stoke-on-Trent and at that time there were about seven members.  By 1995, they had acquired a rather large wooden shed which was erected on the Dam Head car park and housed their two boats. With the formation of Rudyard Lake Ltd...

Trip Boat
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23rd January 20159th June 2016

Trip Boat

Our trip boat ‘Honey’ is from HMS Obdurate and was built in 1942.  She is run and lovingly maintained by volunteers who give up their time every weekend to ensure that visitors are able to enjoy a trip around the lake with ‘Captain Ray’ providing a live commentary. ‘Honey’ can accommodate up to twelve people...

Sailing
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23rd January 201526th May 2016

Sailing

It was as late as 1956 that an organised sailing club (Rudyard Lake Sailing Club) was formed, initially using a member’s private chalet.  The club soon outgrew that area and in 1958, with support from British Waterways (now the Canal and River Trust), moved into the Lodge, which stands behind the current clubhouse on Reacliffe Road on the...

Walking
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23rd January 20158th May 2017

Walking

Rudyard lies in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands and provides walkers with many opportunities, including a brief stroll along the shore and a walk all the way round the lake.  Convenient car parking is provided, much of it free! The walk around the lake is about five miles long and divides into two parts. The west side of the...

Fishing
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23rd January 201526th May 2016

Fishing

photo of a Pike caught on Saturday 12th March by Sebastian  Kondratowicz 27lb Pike The North Staffordshire Railway, always looking towards increasing passenger traffic, saw the potential for offering fishing at Rudyard Lake and first introduced a stock of fish in the 1860’s.   Day fishing permits were advertised as being obtainable from all station masters en...

Golf at Rudyard Lake
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23rd January 201526th May 2016

Golf at Rudyard Lake

Rudyard Lake Golf Club was formed in 1906 and was the first golf club in North Staffordshire. Initially a wooden chalet/club house was erected on the north west shore of the lake to cater for the nine hole course.  Golfers would arrive mainly by train at the station (later called Cliffe Park Halt) at the north end of...

Cycling
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23rd January 201526th July 2015

Cycling

Cycling is an ideal way to get to Rudyard.  The former railway line has been converted to a pedestrian/jogging/cycling route so you have a traffic free way of getting to the Lake from the edge of Leek. From North Street, Leek, to the dam at Rudyard Lake is less than two miles and is completely...