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Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Locomotive King Arthur at Rudyard Lake Railway 3 Exmoor locomotives together at Rudyard Lake Railway


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Rudyard, Staffordshire ST13 8PF

2 miles



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10¼ inch



Our steam trains give a great family day out ideal for kids on train trip along Rudyard lake. The railway uses real coal fired steam engines to pull all its trains. Its one of the UK's finest heritage steam railways and is constantly developing new attractions to give great family days out.

Rudyard lake railway uses narrow gauge steam engines on its trains and is in Staffordshire close to Alton Towers and the borders of Cheshire and Derbyshire and handy for the Peak District. The steam trains are equivalent to about half the size of a narrow gauge railway with 10.25 inch gauge tracks. The trains run whatever the weather and have covered coaches.

The kids birthday party express is the ideal birthday party venue for kids of all ages. Rudyard lake is a great family centre for picnics, sailing, boating and fishing as well as riding the steam train. It makes a superb day out for children and adults. The railway has 5 steam engines with names linked to the tales of King Arthur.

Rudyard Lake was first developed by the North Staffordshire Railway to offer days out to the workers of the Midlands and North West. The Lake retains its beauty and serenity and was recently named the 3rd most romantic spot in the UK. Rudyard Lake is a historic site where Rudyard Kipling's parents met on a day out and named their son after the spot where they met.