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Arundel Castle


in the county of West Sussex

Gothic Revival Chapel at Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire


in the county of Nottinghamshire

Pictures of Rudyard

in the county of Staffordshire

About Rudyard

A pretty village with a delightful cluster of cottages and houses with lovely gardens, bordered by woods at the south end of the picturesque Rudyard Reservoir, which is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the region. The lake is surrounded by a landscape of dramatic, unrivalled scenery, and it not surprising to learn that both village and lake played an important part in the romance between the parents of Rudyard Kipling. It was here, whilst on a picnic, the couple became engaged. They remained forever enchanted with the area, and chose to call their first child after it. No wonder it is named the third most romantic spot in England.

The lake offers opportunities for fishing, boating, walking, and for those who prefer a gentle ride the Rudyard Heritage Steam Railway takes visitors along a 3 mile return trip around the side of the lake. A wealth of wildlife flourishes in the pastures and sloping woodlands reaching down to the lake shore.

With plenty of picnic spots, this is an idyllic location for a lovely family day out at any time of year. Springtime sees buds bursting forth, wild daffodils and gentle nodding bluebells, whilst the glory of autumn shows the magnificent trees around the lake clothed in colours ranging from darkest green to glistening gold, deep red, orange and purple.

Interesting past visitors to the lake have included; Blondin, the first man to cross Niagara Falls and Captain Webb, the first swimmer to cross the channel.

Rudyard is a short distance from the edge of the Peak District National Park and lies between Leek and Biddulph Moor.

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Mow Cop Castle, Staffordshire

Mow Cop (15 Pictures) in the county of Staffordshire

(6.1 miles, 9.7 km, direction W of Rudyard)

The sheer scale of the height of this village with the quaint sounding name has made it famous, for it is believed that on a clear day the hill is visible to no less than five counties...

Froghall Railway Station

Froghall (9 Pictures) in the county of Staffordshire

(7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction SE of Rudyard)

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Stoke-on-Trent (31 Pictures) in the county of Staffordshire

(8.2 miles, 13.1 km, direction SW of Rudyard)

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Hartington (34 Pictures) in the county of Derbyshire

(11.2 miles, 18.1 km, direction E of Rudyard)

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(11.6 miles, 18.7 km, direction NE of Rudyard)

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Cheddleton, Staffordshire: Churnet Valley Railway sidings

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(3.7 miles, 6.0 km, direction SE)

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Biddulph Grange Garden

Biddulph Grange Garden (42 Pictures)

(3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction W)

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Greenway Bank Country Park (3 Pictures)

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The Roaches (72 Pictures)

(4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction NE)

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Mow Cop Castle, Staffordshire

Mow Cop Castle (12 Pictures)

(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction W)

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Little Moreton Hall

Little Moreton Hall (48 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.3 km, direction W)

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Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (1 Pictures)

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