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Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

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Address: Rudyard Road | Rudyard, Leek ST13 8PF, England
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+44 1538 306704
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

Steam trains give a scenic 3 mile return trip along the side of Historic...

Steam trains give a scenic 3 mile return trip along the side of Historic Rudyard Lake. This is the best way to see the beautiful lake and get to its attractions. The lake is where poet Rudyard Kipling's parents met at a picnic and named their child after the spot. Its an unspoilt place great for a family day out or picnic.There are toilets for our customers open 10.30 to 4pm when the trains are running and the Platform 2 cafe is open at weekends from April to October.There are special family event days throughout the year. See the website for details or email us for information.

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Full steam ahead

A fun event for all ages whether you're travelling down the old railway line, getting off to continue your walk or on an immediate return trip.

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Leek, United Kingdom
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Leek, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A fun event for all ages whether you're travelling down the old railway line, getting off to continue your walk or on an immediate return trip.

Thank pearsonjb
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My son loves trains and we did this ride was about 40 mins long and he loved it - only £4.50 for both of such so nice and cheap

Thank Peyia2015
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We've come to this on a few occasions. It's a great day out! You can continue the walk after you've been on the steam train and there's even a little cafe at the station. It's great fun!

Thank Luke B
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Step back in time and see real steam trains in action, its wonderful. Kids loveit, Dads, love it, its smells of coal, and they think its Thomas the Tank Engine.

Thank Jayne B
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Half term and what to do with 3 of our grandsons? They all like trains, and aged 18 months, three and six, so thought it a good idea to combine a train journey and picnic with the beautiful lake. The weather forecast was dry and luckily for once the weather man was right. The boys enjoyed the train ride, the... More 

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Simon C, Owner at Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review. I would just like to highlight that the lake and the local council own all the facilities outside of the railway premises and so the lack of any picnic table is something for them but we will raise it based on your review. We have a large seating area at the station for our customers using... More 

Leek, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are looking for a relaxed walk then look no further. The scenery is fantastic as is the array of wildlife that it is possible to see.

Thank shooter84
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284 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Visited today, personally I love things like this, admire the dedication of people who give their time to keep these places running, had a nice time then walked the rest of the way round the lake

2 Thank Glenn W
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We live close to this attraction and thought we would have a ride on the train, we missed the first one but went for a walk to the lake and back in time for the next one. A lovely gentle ride followed by a coffee and cake after the return journey, Sat outside with our brew in lovely sunshine that... More 

Thank Carl J
Crewe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lovely little steam railway that the younger ones will love in the beautiful surroundings of Rudyard Lake. Really friendly people and a nice little cafe to wait in. Free car parking at the station. Combined with a walk (about 5 miles) around the lake this would make a great afternoon out for families and dog walkers. Plenty of places to... More 

Thank Paul S
kinks lynn
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a lovely little railway on the edge of rudyard lake. Staff very friendly and informative. A little cafe while you wait for train.

Thank theryansKinksLynn

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