Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

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The Rudyard Lake Steam Railway is just North of Leek in Staffordshire. The lake railway uses miniature narrow gauge steam locomotives on its trains to give a 3-mile return trip along the side of Rudyard Lake. The 200-year old lake gave Rudyard Kipling his name. It has a long history of leisure attractions being actively developed and promoted by the old North Staffordshire Railway in the early 1900's to offer days out trips to the workers of the North West and Midlands. The lake is a family centre for picnics, sailing, boating, walking and fishing as well as riding the train and makes a superb day out ideal for kids. The latest of three railways to run on this site is 10 1/4 inch gauge and is equivalent to about half the size of a full scale narrow gauge railway. Our steam trains are normally pulled by steam engines and run every weekend from January to late November. Our engines all have names linked to the tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. There are special events for children at Bank Holidays. We also do very successful learn to drive a steam engine courses for individuals or groups. Santa trains run in December

Venue Type:

Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Please check website for steam days.

Admission charges

Return train fare prices are: Adult £4.00 Child( 2-12) £2.50 (children under 2 travel free). vDay Rover Tickets are priced at £ 5 adult £3.50 for a child (gives unlimited travel on the day).

Additional info

Directions: The Railway is located 2 miles North of Leek in Staffordshire and is within easy traveling distance of the Midlands, Manchester and Merseyside. the nearest towns are Leek, Congleton, Macclesfield and Buxton. Follow the A523 Leek to Macclesfield Road. Watch out for the brown signs Lake Railway at the turn off towards the West one mile North of Leek onto the B5331. After half a mile turn sharp left after passing under the railway bridge and go up the ramp into the free car park.

Collection details

Land Transport, Literature, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
Rudyard Station
Nr Leek
ST13 8PF




01995 672280


01995 672280

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