Rushton Spencer and Rudyard Lake

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The walk is based upon the hamlet of Rushton Spencer and the Knot Inn, but may be adapted slightly to start at several other points. The first half leads to the visitor centre at the dam head of Rudyard Lake by fields with some gentle climbing; the return is by a surfaced track that rises very gradually alongside the lake to a viewpoint, before joining an old railway trackbed for the final stage. It is full of interest throughout but the first half needs a little care with navigation.

England - Central England - Staffordshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Play Area, Pub, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
09/01/2013 - Sid Marks

A very nice walk, especially alongside the lake on the return route. Also made it around 7.5 miles. There was severe problems with very deep mud starting at waymark 7 through to waymark 9,got stuck a few times on route. Other than that, enjoyed it..

21/01/2011 - Christine Brown

Varied countryside with good views and points of interest and very little in the way of uphill sections. We wanted to walk about six miles so parked at point 13 and started the walk by going back to point 3. As there were plenty of instructions I didn't download the waypoints to our GPS thingy but that was a mistake. From points 3 to 11 there is no evidence of a path on the ground, no footpath nor even any trodden grass and we lost the route a few times. It was all our own fault and we were able to use the map to find the right route - but it did take us a while. Perhaps we should have watched where we were going and not talked so much!

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