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Local Attractions Near Rudyard Lake

Other local attractions within a short drive of Rudyard Lake are Trentham Gardens and Stoke-on-Trent with its many museums and ceramic attractions. These include Emma Bridgewater, World of Wedgwood and Middleport Pottery.

‘Twitchers’ can look out for rare sightings of resident and visiting birds and wildlife at RSPB Coombes Valley. You can also bird watch and spot wildlife on or by the lake.

Above all, the main attraction is that Cool Cabin Water’s Edge is a cabin by a lake and it’s also cool. So get yourselves here!

Rudyard Lake

Feel the need to tear yourself away from Cool Cabin? That’s OK. There’s plenty to do. Walk around Rudyard Lake, which is on the edge of the Peak District National Park and only half an hour from Alton Towers.

Walk part way and then take the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway the rest of the way to appreciate the scenery.

Rudyard lies two miles away from the bustling and vibrant market town of Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Leek has a mix of local independent shops along with larger stores and supermarkets.

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.

Steam Railways

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.

Steam railway enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with Churnet Valley and Foxfield close by, in addition to the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway.

Museums and Potteries

Explore the Peak District, the heritage and the award-winning museums of Stoke on Trent and the Potteries.

Alton Towers, Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest

The cabin is only a 40-minute drive from Alton Towers theme park, and close to a whole host of attractions, including Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest.

The National Trust and RSPB Nature Reserves

You can visit the National Trust properties of Shugborough and Biddulph Grange Gardens and Little Moreton Hall.

Enjoy wildlife and nature at RSPB Coombes Valley.

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