New pontoon installed at Rudyard Lake, Staffordshire

The Canoe Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of a new pontoon and canoe trail app at Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire, after the Foundation awarded a £5,000 grant towards the works.

The EZ pontoon provides a stable platform for both launching and recovery at the lake. It’s the perfect place for a family paddle or adventure paddle with friends, with the new app complimenting your paddling journey. The app provides you with GPS tracking around the lake, as well as educating you about the history, heritage and wildlife spots around the lake.

The new pontoon and app means that many people can now enjoy better quality access and education at the Lake.

Ray Perry, Chair of the Rudyard Lake Trust, said:

“Thanks to the generous support of The Canoe Foundation our many canoeists can now make safe entry on to the water due to the recent installation of an EZ boat launch. Canoeists with restricted movement, children & those new to the sport are finding it a great asset providing them with extra confidence to launch.

The funding also helped towards the costs of developing The Rudyard App/ Canoe Trial, an interactive free app, which uses GPS mapping around the Lake providing information regarding points of interest, history, games & even a Rudyard Quiz!

The Canoe Foundation has helped bring a Lake constructed in the 17th Century back to life in the 21st! Thank You.” Ray Perry, Chair of The Rudyard Lake Trust

You can find more information about Rudyard Lake and plan your paddling adventure using their website here.

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