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image for Visitor Centre item typeWestport Lake Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre, free entry

Inside the Visitor Centre

Inside the Visitor Centre


Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

01782 826985


Westport Lake Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 24 Oct Wildplay at Westport
Tue 25 Oct Family Wildlife Watch
Thu 27 Oct Wildplay at Westport
Fri 28 Oct Family Wildlife Watch


Situated on the edge of Westport Lake, a great spot for bird-watching and walking, the Westport Lake Visitor Centre boasts a welcoming cafe with panoramic views of the water. It is the perfect place to visit for families, walkers and nature lovers.

The lake and surrounding grounds are ideal for a stroll. There is a good, level footpath of around one mile around the lake, and a health walk around the conservation area.

Look out for wildlife - Westport Lake is an important overwintering site for many water birds and unusual species are known to stop-off at the lake during migration. The conservation area at the northern end of the site is home to many animals including kingfishers and dragonflies.

Our friendly cafe offers a wide range of hot and cold snacks and drinks, which can be enjoyed inside or outside on the lakeside balcony.

There is a regular programme of family activities at the visitor centre during the school holidays and a children's play area by the visitor centre,

Opening Details

Open all the time

Daily: 10:00 - 17:00


Free entry



See location of Westport Lake Visitor Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SJ 857500  Lat: 53.04771 Long: -2.21357

Main car park is off Westport Lake Road, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent. Leave the A500 at the Longport, Tunstall slip road. At the mini roundabout take first exit for Davenport Street, turn left into Westport Lake Road. It is also served by the Westport Greenway and the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Bus services
94/94A every 30 minutes.

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