There are a number of trails in this nature reserve west of Congleton, including an easy access trail. On the day we visited the sun was shining and directly ahead of the car park the lake was glassy smooth – inviting a headlong rush from Jem, and the swift departure of a couple of scowling ducks.
iangaddGreen 25 Points
Perfect for a picnic break!
Stopped off en-route from Scotland for a lunchtime walk and picnic. Lovely lakeside/woodland walk (25-30 minute circuit), with benches and picnic tables. Pay to park. Saturday afternoon visit: a fair number of people but not too busy. Visitor centre currently closed because of lockdown but toilets open. (Ice-cream van there too!) Midway between junctions 17 and 18, so off one and back on the other. Would highly recommend!
helgGreen 39 Points
Lovely walk with good car park, toilets and paths. I use this a lot for meet and greets aas I work in Rescue and sort out adoptions here
nchadwickGreen 134 Points
Good for a short walk, go left off the car park and around the lake for a good sized exercise field or go round the lake anticlockwise if your dog likes a run on a big field just before getting back to the car. Plenty of country pubs nearby but not sure which accept dogs.
Edited: 28th February 2020. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate.