We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (166)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steam railway”(19 reviews)
“rudyard lake”(64 reviews)
“car park”(22 reviews)
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See all hours
Rudyard Road | Rudyard, Leek ST13 8PF, England
+44 1538 306704
Reviews (195)
Filter reviews
194 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews steam railway rudyard lake car park all ages main station lovely train ride run by volunteers return ticket trains depart day ticket an adult approx miles cafe on site couple of hours information centre small children engine
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 194 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Delightful little narrow gauge railway, suitable for all ages. Lovely little steam engines (usually, though can be diesel hauled midweek.) Very pleasant journey following part of the trackbed of the old Churnet Valley Line from Leek to Macclesfield, first in a wooded cutting then at...More

Thank WinstonB74
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely little train for kids and adults alike. Those who moan about ‘there’s no space on the train’ well no.....it’s not an never ending train! It’s first come, first serve....you get on and pay your fair, if there is no space, then you just simply...More

Thank NorwichSarah
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Went with the family on a nice sunny day. A place perfect with your family for a few hours. The train is a nice for the kids to enjoy

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Really disappointed with the staff. We waited to purchase tickets, there was family in front of us getting on just fine, having their pushchairs advised to load - all nice and kind. When it was our turn to buy tickets (after already waiting for the...More

1  Thank Paula Yuriko L
Simon C, Owner at Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks for your feedback. Our service operates on the basis of taking any seat that is available and paying the guard when they come to you - we don't allocate seats to our passengers. We have signage pointing this out but its possible you were...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Never been before and we will not be going again. The Staff put their heart and sole into it and well done to them. We took the grandson aged 4. He is a steam train fanatic. However the train is so small and slow he...More

Thank Peter N
Simon C, Owner at Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

We are sorry you are disappointed at your visit. However I would like to point out we are clearly advertised as a miniature railway (of 10.25 inch gauge) on our website, on Facebook, and in all our leaflets. The speed of the train is appropriate...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018 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

1  Thank xXRosie_ivXx
Reviewed 6 August 2018 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

Thank morgie2018
Reviewed 27 July 2018

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
Reviewed 15 July 2018

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

Thank Maureen C
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.

Thank magicmanwithmagi2018
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Hotel Rudyard
308 reviews
.54 km away
Premier Inn Leek Town Centre Hotel
913 reviews
3.47 km away
George Hotel
309 reviews
11.80 km away
The Alexandra Court Hotel
387 reviews
12.04 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 108 nearby restaurants
The White Lion
418 reviews
1.99 km away
Primo Piano
394 reviews
3.07 km away
79 reviews
3.09 km away
The Napoli
387 reviews
2.98 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 31 nearby attractions
Rudyard Lake
241 reviews
.55 km away
Mad-Renaline Activities
272 reviews
3.95 km away
Deep Hayes Country Park
19 reviews
4.58 km away
Boat Inn
16 reviews
6.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
25 August 2017|
Response from SimonC5064 | Property representative |
Hello - free lollipop for all children taking a round trip - more info is on our website events page
Nigel W
22 June 2017|
Response from SimonC5064 | Property representative |
Yes, you can break your journey at any station with a full return ticket
30 January 2017|
Response from SimonC5064 | Property representative |
Yes, that would be it