Volunteering at the lake
Volunteers are needed at Rudyard Lake. The lake and its surroundings and associated buildings need constant upkeep and regular maintenance. Whatever your abilities we need help with clearing litter, laying paths, replacing fence posts, painting and repairing boats, maintaining the
The North Staffordshire Railway (N.S.R)
The North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) was a British railway company formed in 1845 to promote a number of lines in the Staffordshire Potteries and surrounding areas in Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire.
This is a small sample of some of the many postcards of Rudyard Lake and its surroundings. Many date from the early 20th Century. Some have been hand coloured..
The famous author Rudyard Kipling owes his name to Rudyard Lake. His father John Lockwood Kipling was working in Burslem and met Alice MacDonald in 1863 and courted her at Rudyard Lake in Rudyard, Staffordshire. Alice was one of the
With the arrival of the North Staffs Railway in 1849 the Directors saw the great potential for Rudyard to become a tourist destination. They invested very heavily in Rudyard, building two stations and purchasing the bailiff’s house and converting it in to a hotel
Schools of Rudyard
Horton St Michael’s is a small rural village First School set in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands, close to Leek. It currently has 82 pupils on roll, from a varied catchment of mixed socio-economic groups, largely consisting of a farming community, drawing on the
A collection of videos about Rudyard Lake. These range from Rudyard’s TV appearances, various documentaries, home movies and events at the lake..
Honey (Trip Boat)
The Rudyard Lake League Of Friends purchased the trip boat 'Honey' in 2004. She was a diesel-powered captain's cutter launch from 1942 which had been lovingly restored by her previous owner.
For its first fifty or so years the reservoir must have been a tranquil place with perhaps just a few local landowners and a small number of people walking to the lake from local villages and towns.
Anna Watkins – Double Olympian
Anna was born and raised in Leek, Staffordshire, where she attended Westwood College. She studied Natural Sciences at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she started rowing in 2001. She is a Double Olympian, having won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics