Westport Lake, Stoke-on-Trent
Looking across the lake
|Max. length||0.38 kilometres (0.24 mi)|
|Max. width||0.32 kilometres (0.20 mi)|
It is the largest expanse of water in Stoke-on-Trent. There is a level footpath of about 1 mile (1.6 km) around the lake. There is a visitor centre, with a café and lakeside balcony. The centre has conference facilities.
There is waterfowl on the lake, and it is an overwintering site for many species.
In the 1890s the lake was developed as a pleasure resort, but it later became a wasteland. It was an early landscape regeneration project of Stoke-on-Trent; it was opened in 1972 as a recreation and conservation area.
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