Well, it used to be a boating lake. In the 1920s Loynton Moss was a lake popular with sportsmen and women. As vegetation grew the waters receded. However, in recent wet weeks – during March and April – the waters have returned (a little).
Loynton Moss is managed by Staffs Wildlife Trust. It’s a great place for a walk located alongside the Shropshire Union Canal, just off the Woodseaves to Newport road, west of Stafford.
I wrote a story featuring the Moss last year called Beyond Bridge 39, which was runner-up in the Yeovil short story prize. You can read it here.