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)|
There is a visitor centre, with a café and lakeside balcony. The centre has conference facilities. Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has two visitor centres; the other is the Wolseley Centre near Rugeley.
The lake 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 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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- "Westport Lake" Canal and River Trust. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
- "Westport Lake Visitor Centre" Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
- "Our visitor centres" Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
- "Westport Lake, Stoke-on-Trent" Staffordshire Past Track. Retrieved 15 August 2019.