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Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

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Address: Rudyard Road | Rudyard, Leek ST13 8PF, England
Phone Number: +44 1538 306704
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Excellent family fun

Was a nice trip of a steam train which lasted for about 30 minutes on way. Your welcome to get off at some points and do walking, donkey rides or enjoy the lake. Staff helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a nice trip of a steam train which lasted for about 30 minutes on way. Your welcome to get off at some points and do walking, donkey rides or enjoy the lake. Staff helpful and nice and excellent with children So nice to see such a nice old fashioned railway still in use. Good value for money. You

Thank ladysarah77
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely countryside & scenery.Well worth a visit & enjoying the little train ride.Staff friendly & parking right by the train rather than a long walk once parked.

1 Thank flyinghigh1000
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice 40 minute round trip along the lake. Reasonable prices and friendly staff. Well worth a visit. Station used by a lot of walkers.

1 Thank Steve T
Leek, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great outing for little people to experience a proper steam train albeit a miniature! Good value for money and pleasant staff. Lovely views of Rudyard Lake along the way. Highly recommended as an inexpensive outing.

Thank LollyB51
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Took our grandchildren for a family day out. The trains are about the right scale for them to identify with and not be afraid of. Very much in 'Thomas the Tank Engine' mode. Enjoyed a coulee of trips alongside the Lake, was well as stopping off at The Dam. The station facilities are a little limited, and the shop is... More 

1 Thank Stuart L
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Nice place for an interesting visit; Good local information boards. Disabled access. Nice Café and WC. Plenty to do and see. Great scenery and approx. 2 miles walk to Leek Town You can book Drive a Train Experience for a special treat. Will definitely go back again.

1 Thank Michael T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely ride along the banks of the Lake, with some lovely photo opportunities ! Reasonably priced as well , Our driver was very accommodating and let our disabled son blow the trains Whistle , more than once ! Highly recommended if your in the area

Thank Mike W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Whilst walking along side Rudyard lake we found the little train which operates through certain time great for families with young children

Thank HCollyer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Lovely visit to this place.excellent for my 2.5 year old who loves thomas the tank.lovely picnic along the path and lake.beautiful setting for a beautiful summers day.deffo worth a visit again!!

Thank Huw R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Lovely little train ride for a reasonable price, friendly staff too. Great to have a walk & a picnic.

Thank Katy1982Poole

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