GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Westport Lake

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty lake inStoke-on-Trent.
There is a good footpath running for about 1 mile around the lake. It's a great area for wildlife watching with tufted duck, kingfisher andgreat crested grebes to look out for around the lake and conservation area. It's a lovely area with attractive woodland around the pretty lake and a nice relaxed feel to the place. The lake also has good facilities with a cafe, visitor centre, free car park and picnic tables.
Cyclists can easily reach the lake by following National Cycle Network Route 5 from Kidsgrove or Stoke on Trent.
If you would like to extend your walk then you can pick up the Trent and Mersey Canal which runs just to the east of the lake.

Postcode

ST6 4RZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Westport Lake OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Westport Lake Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a great on site cafe located right next to the lake so you can enjoy some refreshments with a fine view over the water.

Dog Walking

The lakeside path is ideal for a dog walk. It's a popular place for dog walkers so you're bound to see other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The lake is located just to the east of the attractive town of Newcastle Under Lyme where you'll find a number of lovely parks and gardens with trails along the Lyme Brook. The splendid university campus at Keele and the popular Apedale Country Park are also located near the town.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.

Photos

Westport Lake - geograph.org.uk - 563847

Westport Lake

Great Crested Grebe (31467928694)

A handsome Great Crested Grebe poses for the camera

Pochard (31467928194)

Pochard

Westport Lake - panoramio

A lovely summer view over the lake.

Westport Visitor Centre - geograph.org.uk - 1493990

Westport Visitor Centre under consturction in 2009

Bridge 127A - geograph.org.uk - 2396943

A view of the canal just to the east of the park.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Westport Lake.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Westport Lake.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)