Since 1960 when the railway was closed the whole area has enjoyed a quiet sleepy existence occasionally reminded of its former glory.
Rudyard today is slowly coming to life again and welcoming visitors for walking, sailing, fishing, wildlife and those interested to learn more of its fascinating history.
The lake is owned by Canal & River Trust and administered by The Rudyard Lake Trust Ltd and by The Friends of Rudyard who have built a visitor centre on the lake side.
There are rowing boats and canoes for hire and a slipway for sailing craft and for the regular activities of the rowing club, also a cafe has recently opened for business right on the lakeside where limited parking is available.
An active sailing club is situated on the west side of the lake about a mile from the village.
Fishermen and visitors are transported by the narrow gauge steam railway which runs along the east bank.
The park won a David Bellamy Silver Award for conservation in 2000 and again in 2017
- Disabled access
- Pets allowed
- Chemical disposal point
- Designated / private parking
- Electric hook-ups
- LPG stockist
- Sanitary block(s)
- Visitor parking
- Water hook-ups
- Wireless internet
On site security, all units external daily check.
Pub/restaurant, cafe, boating, sailing, long distance footpath all within 200 meters.