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Hales Hall Pool

A man made fishing lake dating back to 1846

Hales Hall Pool Local Nature Reserve with a man made lake dating back to 1846.

A double line of yew trees link the 1.76 hectare lake with Hales Hall built in 1712.  The pool edges are a designated Site of Biological Importance with Marsh Marigold, Flag Iris, Greater Tussock Sedge and Bulbous Rush growing.  Look out for birds such as kingfisher, heron, tufted duck, coot, moorhen and great crested grebes. Fishing permits are also available. 

Location

Hales Hall Pool, Oakamoor Road, Cheadle ST10 4QR

Parking

There is a car park off Oakamoor Road, Cheadle

The site can be accessed via a walk way off Rudyard Way, Cheadle

Disabled access

Hard surfaced paths suitable for wheelchair users cover half the site. There is disabled parking for wheelchair users and wheel chair access to fishing platforms.

Features

  • car park for 15 cars
  • bike racks
  • hard surfaced paths covering half the site
  • fishing permits available from Cheadle Angling Club (01538 752646)
  • education pack for Key stage 2 with site specific activities

Caring for the site

  • Follow the countryside code [2MB]  
  • Put your litter or dog waste in the bins provided
  • Keep your dog under control - do not let it chase or worry wildlife
  • Leave gates as you find them

Management

We manage the water according to the Reservoirs Act and look after the hedgerows, trees and plants around the pool by controlling the scrub vegetation. Nesting boxes are provided for bats and birds.

Visit  Staffordshire County Council to report a problem with a footpath.

Get more involved

There is an established Friends of  Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall Pool group. Visit their website or email them to find out how you can be more involved.