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Lovely casual walk

We had a lovely time here, walking the dogs, skimming stones, having a picnic and getting an ice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Another great walk on an abandoned railway

This is such a pretty place. We were on the sunny side in the afternoon and chose to return to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sidney, Canada
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Lake Road, Rudyard, Leek ST13 8XB, England
+44 1538 306280
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely time here, walking the dogs, skimming stones, having a picnic and getting an ice cream. The miniature steam train is a nice little attraction too. We've been a number of times - just beware the weather if you're at the far...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a pretty place. We were on the sunny side in the afternoon and chose to return to the hotel the same way to keep out of the shade. Would like to return to complete the walk behind the holiday homes on the...More

Thank njjc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Park in the light railway station just under the bridge on the left for free, if you go to the cafe you will have to pay. Nice walk around the lake but you do have no view at the top end of the lake, but...More

Thank Derbyborn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit with the family, scenery is so beautiful and walking around the lake on a sunny day is wonderful.

Thank edgers50
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Ideal if you have a boat on the lake. There were no trips when we were there. Good size lake and would suit a good walker to go around it. Not much more.

Thank Peter N
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The lake is great for walking around, however if you want to walk all the way around you will need to be aware that the second half of the walk doesn't really go near the lake. There is a lovely cafe and you can take...More

3  Thank PaulD8043
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Lovely walk around the lake (about 4.5 miles I think). Great scenery and marked well to follow the route around the lake. We walked from the cafe, across the dam wall and then tuned left to follow the railway line, to its end and then...More

2  Thank JCB933
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place and well worth a visit. We went on a boat trip around the lake and also went on the train which runs alongside the water. The facilities are good. The only problem is parking can be difficult. Recommend.

Thank Santonix
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Took the miss here for a picnic and she loved sitting by the lake and having a few drinks with some food. Beautifully romantic and she was impressed.

Thank dougie-86
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Rudyard Lake appeals to all ages, it’s a lovely day out especially when the sun shines.Its great for young as there is a miniature train that runs alongside the lake.Nice for dog walkers too! Recommend

Thank MrStorer
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August 4, 2018|
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Response from Maureen C | Reviewed this property |
I saw adults swimming in the lake during our stay at Rudyard Lake too but there are no lifeguards so guess if you go in it's at your own risk.
Richard S
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Julie R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not at the time we were there, but there are a lot of trees so I should think if you went walking there would be. Avon, skin so soft, does the trick. Good enough for the marines.