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 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..
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.
History of Rudyard
The village of Rudyard as we know it today is largely the result of the creation, at the end of the 18th century, of a reservoir in the valley drained by the Dunsmore Brook, to supply the Caldon Canal.
History of the Dam
The Dam was designed by John Rennie and construction started in 1797 with Hugh Henshall as resident engineer. Shortly after the Dam was completed, cracks were found at its ends necessitating the Dam to be extended with wings at
Churches of Rudyard
Rudyard falls within the parish of Horton but has always shown an independent streak in denominational preferences. Quaker house meetings were held in the area in the 17th century and the first Methodist society was formed at Bank House in
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.
Day at the Lake
On the 30th April, 1st & 2nd of May 2016, Wild Rumpus, producers of the award-winning Just So Festival created a large-scale outdoor experience at the Lake.