Rudyard Lake Steam Railway


The Rudyard Lake Steam Railway is a Victorian style narrow gauge steam railway which gives a delightful three mile return trip from the free car park at Rudyard Station along the side of Rudyard Lake.
It’s the ideal way to see the lake and get to it’s attractions.  You can break your journey if you wish and children and dogs are welcome.

There are special event days throughout the year; please ring for details or see

The steam train runs from 11.00am to 4.00pm on every Sunday from mid February to the end of November and on every Saturday and Bank Holiday from the start of April to tend of September.

It also runs midweek on school holidays, but ring or check the website for specific dates.

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway by Copyright Keith Dellar 2007, Rudyard Lake Trust.

Photo courtesy of Keith Dellar

For the latest information on departure times and special events, please head over to


Photo courtesy of Dave Coxon (


From the A523 Macclesfield Road take the B5331 signposted Rudyard and then turn left just after the railway bridge.




From the A53 from Stoke take Dunwood Lane (signposted Rudyard) and after approx 2 miles continue through the village and down the hill to the railway bridge, turning right just before it.




Look for our brown signs “Lake Railway”on the Macclesfield Road.





Return Trip – Adult

£ 5.00

Return Trip – Child

£ 3.00

Day Rover – Adult

£ 7.00

Day Rover – Child

£ 5.00