Places To Visit

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.

Close to the Peak District and the market town of Leek, Rudyard Lake is a tranquil reservoir set in a wooded valley.

Places to Visit: Rudyard Lake, Leek
Places to Visit: Rudyard Lake

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

Watch videos of Rudyard Lake by clicking the link and then going to You Tube, or you might like the video selection we’ve chosen to show on here.

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:

Places to Visit: 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.

Places to Visit: 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.

Steam Railways

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