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Scenic lake with walks

Driving through the village of Rudyard you take a steep lane down to the lake which is dotted with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
elizabethdD946EE
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Amazing and loads to do

Always lots to do here. The steam train is great with great views as it travels along the lakeside... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
shirleyeSheffieldUK
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving through the village of Rudyard you take a steep lane down to the lake which is dotted with a range of small boats. There is a cafe providing basic food seating is outside in a covered area. The path which is fairly flat and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank elizabethdD946EE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always lots to do here. The steam train is great with great views as it travels along the lakeside. Always reminds me of Switzerland but without the mountains. Great coffee shop at the lake and good walks around and nearby. Great day out.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank shirleyeSheffieldUK
Reviewed 4 December 2018

This is an excellent area for walkin on the mainly flat paths and Can get very busy especially at the weekend and bank holidays . Car parking at peak times can become a problem but can usually be overcome. The train is a great attraction...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UngryArry
Reviewed 18 November 2018

one of my favourite lakes in Staffordshire, good walking along the flat or if you walk always round a bit uneven but not to serious. There is a children's narrow gauge railway. pleasure boat and toilets and café a good day out.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank bucksDerbyshire
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Wow, this is like a smaller version of Windermere. That's the overall atmosphere. The good thing is no tacky shops. Lots of boats, very pretty. There's a lovely little steam railway with free parking at the station where you can get coffee and tea. Start...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We visited here a couple of weeks ago whilst attending a family wedding nearby. A lovely setting and a nice cafe beside the lake to take in the gorgeous views over the lake. I wished we would have had more time to spend there. Very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cmlin
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We returned from an amazing relaxing week at the Inglenook Boathouse on Rudyard lake. Accommodation was perfect for two, relaxing and plenty of wildlife visited daily. The lake was busy with boats and rowers at the weekend plenty to watch. However during the week it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teenage-son
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely stroll alongside the little railway line ( £4.50 per adult or £6 day rover) Popular dog walking area . They were setting up the fireworks display so was very busy near the cafe .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Y7395NPpaulal
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We fell upon this whilst driving around the area. We ended up in a little car park which is free! There was a lovely little cafe and a steam train which leaves every hour for a 40 minute return ride alongside the lake at a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank blondiebee
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We had a lovely time here, walking the dogs, skimming stones, having a picnic and getting an ice cream. The miniature steam train is a nice little attraction too. We've been a number of times - just beware the weather if you're at the far...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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jacquieburton1
23 January 2019|
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Response from UngryArry | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are Not allowed inside the cafe but seating is located outside and dogs are allowed in this area . The cafe area has had a very recent extension which i have not used so my answer is based on novembers visit
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Fydle
4 August 2018|
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Response from Maureen C | Reviewed this property |
I saw adults swimming in the lake during our stay at Rudyard Lake too but there are no lifeguards so guess if you go in it's at your own risk.
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