Many canoe groups use the Lake and individuals can launch their canoes from the Dam Head for a small charge.

Canoeing on the Lake by .


Canoeing on Rudyard Lake is growing in popularity all the time; several clubs and outdoor adventure organisations as well as individuals visit the Lake throughout the year.


The design of open canoes has not changed very much over the years but the materials from which they are made have certainly advanced allowing them to be lighter in weight whilst, at the same time, being far more robust.  There has also been a noticeable increase in the use of inflatable canoes which nowadays are built to withstand regular usage & strong winds.


Fishing from canoes has become very popular allowing the angler to fish an area without disturbing any fish which might be present.


Original Outriggers by Rudyard Lake Trust.

Getting Here

From Leek / Macclesfield.

Follow A523 to Rudyard Rd/B5331
Continue on Rudyard Rd/B5331 to your destination
Turn left onto Rudyard Rd/B5331
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Camrose Hill
Take a Slight right onto Lake Rd
Turn right after the Rudyard Hotel.

Pay and display car parking is available on the Dam Head.






Canoeing – Day Rate

£ 7.00

Canoeing – Year

£ 100.00

Canoeing – Half Year

£ Please ask