Rudyard Lake Steam Railway @ Leek in the North Staffordshire Peak District and our steam trains  are a great family day out ideal for kids on a train trip along Rudyard Lake. The railway uses coal fired steam engines on all its trains. 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 near 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 days out, picnics, sailing, boating and fishing as well as riding the steam train. It makes a superb day out for children and adults.

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

Special Steam Train Events & Days Out

The Last Day of Steam Trains is on Sunday November 29th with at least 2 steam trains running.

Thank you to the half a million passengers who journeyed with us over the last 15 years on the trains which travelled over 50,000 miles or twice round the globe.  

No prior booking is needed for trains. Ring 01538 306704 on the day or your visit to check times.

New train services are starting in January 2016 run by the new Leek & Rudyard Railway. We were awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for both 2015 and 2014

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Santa special steam trains  will not run in 2015 but will resume in 2016 with new owners

The Rudyard Lake Steam Railway Ltd will run the advertised programme of trains in 2015.  A new company the Leek & Rudyard Railway will be taking over the railway and its operations in 2016 and continuing to run and develop it with the support of the existing volunteers.

Platform 2 Cafe at Rudyard is now closed for 2015

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Rudyard Lake Steam Railway Ltd, Rudyard Station, Rudyard, Nr. Leek Staffordshire ST13 8PF  Telephone Rudyard Station 01538 306704

Registered England No 4056499

Visiting steam engine Victoria with Pendragon at Rudyard Station


Trains run on  all coloured days 11.00am to 4pm ( 3pm in winter) Only Santa trains on yellow days must be booked in advance

We were awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 Steam Gala line up 2014 with 7 steam engines @ Rudyard November 2015 train times @ rudyard Lake railway