The League of Friends
Formed in 1998, the League of Friends currently has over 150 members from all over the world. The volunteers arrange various fundraising activities including the spectacular sound and light show every Guy Fawkes night, along with classic car shows
John Rennie (Engineer)
John Rennie (1761 – 1821) was a Scottish civil engineer. He was the son of an East Lothian farmer, taking an interest in mechanical works at a young age. He matriculated from Edinburgh university which he left in 1783.
Rudyard Lake is a man made reservoir and is supplied from a feeder at the north end which runs from the river Dane. At the south end the dam incorporates a ‘spillway’ which determines the maximum level of the water in the lake;
The Activity Centre
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
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..
A collection of videos about Rudyard Lake. These range from Rudyard’s TV appearances, various documentaries, home movies and events at the lake..
Rudyard Railway Station
Rudyard railway station served Rudyard, Staffordshire and was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) in 1850 on the Churnet Valley line.
Dave Clarke – Transatlantic rower and sailor.
Dave Clarke from Macclesfield came to the Lake in 2007 saying that it was his ambition to row single handed across the Atlantic and that he had ordered a boat for the purpose. Dave had never rowed before although he had