Staffs 1: Mr Kipling’s lakes Posted on 10 September 20182 April 2021 by Rob Ainsley More cycle-route research, this time in Staffordshire Moorlands, aka the bits of the Peak District that aren’t in Derbyshire. Mr Kipling makes exceedingly good lakes. Who knew there was a Staffordshire Lake District? Me, obviously. But only since half past two this afternoon. Statue commemorating the man who tightrope-walked across Rudyard Lake in Victorian times. In a top hat. They had style then. Wildlife in the Cheshire veldt. Panorama of Rudyard Lake, after which, yes indeed, Kipling was named. If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, then please run for PM, because we need you.