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Discover Rutland Day

Discover Rutland Day

If you love food, you'll love Discover Rutland Day. We’ve an array of local producers from locally produced beers and the Grainstore to Organic farms like Picks Organic Farm, RiverFord Organic Farm, and specialists like Hambleton Bakery, and the Teaspoon Tea company. We’ve got Michelin Star chef Sean Hope from the Olive branch conducting a cookery demonstration, along with a host of talented chefs and Brian Baker, from the Marquess of Exeter, compering as the chefs take us through gastronomic delights!

As well as great food, we've a great line-up of bands amd live music on stage including the Tin Pigeons, Rutland Concert Band, and Funk Soul Brother, and there’s plenty of entertainment for children and a range of stalls for adults to browse around - making it a fantastic family day out in Rutland for all the family.

Admission is £6 per car (occupants free). For visitors arriving on foot or bicycle £3 per adult; £2 for children; a family of 2 adults and up to 6 children £10.

Burghley Horse Trials 3rd-6th September

This three day horse trials is set in the stunning grounds of Burghley House. This event for horse lovers, offers a range of spectacles from Show Jumping, to Cross Country. There's also a great array of shops, including lovely local produce, and some fantastic country clothes retailers- making this a great day out for all the family. For further ticket information:


It's Autumn Fly Fishing Season!

It's prime Autumn Fly fishing Season September, October and November. Learn to fly fish or take a fly fishing trip on Rutland Water with Rob's Rutland Fly fishing Adventures

The Rutland BelleThe Rutland Belle Opens for the summer season and will run every day from May 2015. A cruise aboard the Rutland Belle allows you to enjoy the sights of Rutland Water whilst listening to commentary highlighting points of interest. The Rutland Belle can carry up to 110 passengers, with 60 places in the under-cover saloons. Drinks are available on board. Contact Rutland Belle: Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water, Whitwell, Rutland, LE15 8BL,Tel: +44 01572 787630, Fax: +44 01572 787630

Rutland Belle Osprey Cruises. One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; The Rutland Belle will sail to the parts of the reservoir where you stand the best chance of seeing fishing Ospreys and, with a bit of luck, are rewarded with spectacular views. You'll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the birds diving for fish very close to the boat and even on those rare occasions when Ospreys prove elusive, there is always a good range of the reservoir’s other wildlife on view.

Tickets: 3.45pm-6.45pm. £20 per adult, £12 for under 16s. In addition to your cruise ticket you are also entitled to a 20% discount on entrance to the Lyndon and Egleton nature reserves (normal price £5.65 per adult). You can do this on the day of the cruise, or the day after. Manton Bay is the location of the nest on our live webcam on and is situated on the Lyndon nature reserve.

Rutland Highlights

The Selection of Superior Fruit




Willow Weaving For Improvers




Uppingham Fatstock Show




Willow Trug Workshop at Barnsdale Gardens




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