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Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Rudyard Road | Rudyard, Leek ST13 8PF, England
+44 1538 306704
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Great fun!

The train took us along a path parallel to rudyard lake and stopped at various locations to let... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
xXRosie_ivXx
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Lovely place for a walk on a sunny day

Really nice place to go for a walk, plenty of parking, if you miss the train you can just walk up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
morgie2018
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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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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Rudyard Road | Rudyard, Leek ST13 8PF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The train took us along a path parallel to rudyard lake and stopped at various locations to let people off. all together it took about 10 mins to get from one side to the other. At the end of the track there is a walk...More

Thank xXRosie_ivXx
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice place to go for a walk, plenty of parking, if you miss the train you can just walk up for about half hour and get the train back. Decent toilets and a cafe on site. Beautiful views of the lake and the walk...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My great-nephew is 2 and loves trains. This is the place to go with a child that loves trains. It's not fast but it's so cool!

Thank Julie J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Run by volunteers who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Enjoyable ride for families or anyone less able to walk around Rudyard Lake

Thank Maureen C
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The ride is amazing and fun it runs from 11am till 5pm. It’s brill for a day out with the kids and there it’s lots to do there, their is a cafe, boats, and the train. If you go I wish you a wonderful trip.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Visited on Father's Day. Lovely return trip on the railway, enjoyed by all the family. Lovely views all along. Not too busy (probably due to the weather). Cafe at the station only really serves basic drinks & snacks and they aren't served with a smile....More

Thank Carolyn C
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Great day driving steam trains. Recommended for steam enthusiasts of all ages. Very memorable experience. Highly recommended

Thank phil h
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We stopped here on our way back home. Great little steam train ride, 45 minute long next to Rudyard lake, nice little trip for kids. We stopped off at the Dam for a little walk and drink at the café.

Thank Susie W
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

It's ok for really small children but nothing special for adults or teenagers as it's miniature railway not full sized.

Thank Łukasz W
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Simon C, Owner at Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your review - yes we are a miniature railway as clearly advertised on our website and in our leaflet.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I when with my family for a day out in Rudyard. I didn't even know the train was there until i saw the signs. I then asked a local about the train and they explained how the train give you a great view of Rudyard...More

Thank liam s
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janefallaize
25 August 2017|
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Response from Simon C | Property representative |
Hello - free lollipop for all children taking a round trip - more info is on our website events page
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Nigel W
22 June 2017|
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Response from Simon C | Property representative |
Yes, you can break your journey at any station with a full return ticket
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jaynenick246
30 January 2017|
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Yes, that would be it
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