Great British Weekend
Stephen McClarence visited Rutland in October and discovered the charm of England's smallest county, read his article in The Times.
6 Things You Must Do In... Rutland
Read this article from The Mail On Sunday, it sums up Rutland brilliantly Click Here.
Here's the introduction as a taster...
"Rutland, motto 'Much in Little', punches way above its weight as a place to visit. Gareth Huw Davies took a trip to the smallest English county, just 18 miles by 17, and found a scenic slice of Middle England bursting with things to see and do. His list includes stone-built villages as pretty as the Cotswolds, a man-made lake as big a Windermere, specialist shops and fine-dine pubs."
Number 2 in UK's top 30 Most Beautiful Cycle Routes
Article by The Times:
"Rutland Water proves that man-made can mean beautiful. It was created in 1974 when five square miles of land was flooded to create a reservoir and the quiet, flat tracks around its edge provide a pretty trail that requires little effort.
The village of Hambleton, located on a peninsula that extends into the lake, was thankfully spared. The beautiful thatched cottages that line its main street have roses growing on arches over their gates and the former post office and telegraph station, its sign still proudly on the wall, looks like something out of a Victorian murder mystery film.
At Edith Weston, a fine vista opens up of the lake from end to end, sheep on the bank in front of you, the Hambleton peninsula in the mid-distance and in the background the imposing Burley-on-the-Hill House.
Farther along, Normanton Church is a wonderful curiosity. When the reservoir was created the church was raised from its previous position and placed on its own little island to avoid being flooded. Now it almost appears to float. The final section of the ride is the easiest, along smooth tarmac on the top of a dam that runs past the limnological tower."
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