Places to Visit: Rudyard Lake – close to the Peak District and Leek
Places to Visit in the Peak District and Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands Area using Cool Cabins Water’s Edge on Rudyard Lake as your base, including Alton Towers theme park and The Potteries, Stoke-on-Trent.
Rudyard Lake was constructed over 200 years ago to supply water to the expanding canal network. The canals linked the Potteries to the Port of Liverpool and major cities, such as Birmingham.
At around two and a half miles long, the lake is today a popular destination for sailing, rowing, kayaking, walking and fishing. There are plenty of way-marked walks surrounding the lake and dozens more in the vicinity.
The Rudyard Lake Steam Railway is a narrow-gauge railway running along the lake shore. It is a relaxing way to view the Lake. You can break your journey to make the most of the fabulous scenery and walking.
Watch videos of Rudyard Lake
Cool Cabin Water’s Edge – an ideal base to explore the Peak District and The Potteries
Cool Cabin Water’s Edge is an ideal base to explore the Peak District, and the heritage and award-winning museums of Stoke on Trent and the Potteries. These include:
- Gladstone Pottery Museum,
- World of Wedgwood,
- Emma Bridgewater and
- Middleport Pottery, home of BBCs ‘Great Pottery Throw Down’.
Places to Visit: Alton Towers, Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest
Places to Visit: The National Trust and RSPB Nature Reserves
Enjoy wildlife and nature at RSPB Coombes Valley.