Saturday, April 18, 2015

Rudyard Lake

Twas a lovely day today and far too nice to sit in the cottage, so we decided to take the van for a spin to Rudyard Lake, near Leek.

Although the sun was out it was still a bit chilly ...

After a little walk we decided to head to ...

..... Cheddleton, home of the Staffordshire steam railway.  The trains wern't running but you can still walk around the station.  I just love Cheddleton railway station which luckily escaped demolition in 1974 and is now a Grade 2 listed building ...

We parked the motorhome in the deserted station carpark so it was an ideal time to check out the alarm on the van, it is the only thing that I haven't checked thoroughly!   I am pleased to say the alarm works very well on the doors, bonnet, garage doors and internal sensors.  As you can imagine, I couldn't really try it at the farm!

We drove back through the superb Staffordshire countryside ...


  1. You didn't mention the link to Rudyard Kipling? :-)

    1. Yes he was named after the lake....mum and dad Kipling has a romantic moment on the bank and along came little Rudyard.
      Also the lake was constructed in the late 1700s to supply the canals of the midlands.