The main lake at Westport Lake is the largest body of water in the city. The site also has a smaller lake for model boaters, a woodland conservation area with small pools and a wildflower meadow. Westport Lake is well known for its water birds and is popular with walkers and anglers. The site was designated a Local Nature Reserve in July 2004.
Recently Westport Lake has seen major improvements. Having installed a children’s play area, resurfaced the car park and created pathways with funding from the ‘Greening for Growth’ programme.
Further improvements include a brand new state of the art Visitor Centre. The centre, built by British Waterways, now the Canal & River Trust is leased by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and boasts a cafe, educational classroom, meeting and conference facilities and toilets. The cafe opens from 10am daily throughout the year closed at 4pm in winter and 5 or 5.30pm in summer.
The Trent & Mersey Canal passes close to Westport Lake and is an Added Attraction having mooring points for mobile water way homes.
The Trent and Mersey Canal passes close to Wesport Lake and is an added visitor attraction.
A well established nature reserve is proving popular with Bird Watchers.
There also a series of nature walks available.
The recently built play area is proving to be a popular addition