Activities

Covid-19 update; You can now play golf again in Rutland! – as of 13.5.20 Government guidelines say you can now do ‘safe sport’ where you can adhere to social distancing, this includes golf, cycling, tennis, golf, fishing, canoeing, surfing and sailing (where facilities are open). This must be with members of your own household and/or up to ONE other person.

Rutland Water Golf Course is open to members and non-members, pre-booking is essential, click on the link on their name for more details. The clubhouse remains closed.

Greetham Valley Golf Course is now open to members and their guests. All other facilities remain closed.

 

Rutland’s gift for Active Holiday enthusiasts!

Rutland Water is the centrepiece for sporting activities in Rutland.  Set in stunning 3,100 acres of beautiful rolling English countryside, Rutland Water has a 25 mile (40 km) perimeter track, perfect for cycling, walking and running. There’s a huge range of activities waiting for you, regardless of your age or ability.  Whilst famous for its water sports and sailing facilities it’s also the perfect place for a spot of fly fishing.  Rutland Water is proud to host the Rutland Sailability program that is designed to enable people with any disability to enjoy sailing in a safe environment.

There is a weekly parkrun at Rutland Water every Saturday at 9am starting at Normanton Church. Parkrunners can register for free via the parkrun UK website and need to bring a hard copy of their barcode. The parkrun attracts all ages and abilities who walk, jog or run the 3 miles, from babies in buggies to Nordic walkers, there is also provision for all abilities – and everyone is encouraged back to the restaurant for a drink and a chat afterwards. Junior parkrun happens every Sunday, also at Normaton at 9am, but a shorter distance of 2km and lots more cheering! £1 all day parking for park runners on the day.

Rutland is ideal for cyclists and ramblers, with trails and routes available from the Visitor Centre at Sykes Lane. Hiking from village to village whilst taking in the views and a country pub of two is very rewarding!

Golf in Rutland

Rutland is blessed with some fantastic Golf Courses, with many enjoying the best views available in the county.  All our golf clubs are popular with locals and also offer fabulous social opportunities and dining facilities at their club houses for visitors too. Rutland Water Golf Course, Greetham Valley Golf Course, Rutland County Golf & Footgolf Course

Horse riding

If you enjoy seeing the countryside from the saddle, then Rutland can offer you some fantastic hacking, plus horse friendly accommodation!  If you’ve not ridden before and want to try some lessons, try booking into Somerby Equestrian Centre, Stretton Riding School or Owston Lodge Equestrian Centre.

 

Sporting events

Rutland is host to many big sporting events, such as the Dambusters Triathlon, The Vitruvian, Rutland Water Marathon and the International CiCLE Classic race. The annual Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, in nearby Stamford, draw huge numbers of spectators and equestrian fans from all over the world. A new event, the Swim Rutland Night Swim, will take place in early September 2017. Designed to give you the chance to experience the thrill of swimming in open water underneath the stars, this fantastic event is sure to be a firm favourite with Rutland adventurers!

 

Rutland Cookery school

For a less ‘active’ activity, take a look at the variety of cookery workshops available at Rutland Cookery School where you can have fun and learn a new skill at the same time.

Rutland Cycling Bike Hire & Sales

Twenty-three miles of beautiful traffic free trails around Britain’s largest man-made lake, makes a day at Rutland Water a real countryside delight, pedalling through the beautiful countryside with spectacular views over the water.  Whatever your age or ability, we’ve got just the bike for you from hybrid and mountain bikes, to the latest electric bikes, tandems and kids’ bikes, tag-a-longs and buggies – all current season models, replaced every year.  Plus, we’ll also rent you all the extras, including helmets, child seats and comfy saddle covers.  Full day  hire available visit www.rutlandcycling.com/hire to book and for more information.  Please note:  Photo ID required or electric bike hire.

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Rutland Water Golf Course

Play the most outstanding golf in Rutland! With Panoramic views of Rutland Water you have a choice of the challenging 18 hole Championship Normanton course or nine par 3 holes on the Hambleton course You can hire Clubs and buggies, warm up on the driving range and practice on the chipping and putting greens.

Oakham Castle

Britain’s finest example of Norman architecture, recently conserved and restored thanks to a £2.2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  It was built between 1180-90 and is one of the oldest surviving aisled stone halls in the country.

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Rutland Belle

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.

Price from £7

Oakham Cycling Routes

Cycling is one fo the easiest ways to keep fit and healthy, it can be a fun activity for all the family. A bicycle does not cause pollution or contribute to climate change.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve

This internationally famous nature reserve is managed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust in partnership with Anglian Water  and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 25,000 waterfowl.

Price from £3.3

Lyndon Visitor Centre

Lyndon Visitor Centre is one of two visitor centres at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Located on the South Shore of the Reserve, it was opened by Sir David Attenborough in 1985 and offers the birdwatcher, wildlife enthusiast or first time visitor the opportunity to experience this peaceful spot with stunning views across the water.

Price from £3.3

Rutland Water Fly Fishing

Learn to Fly Fish with Rob Waddington, fully qualified coach and ORVIS endorsed fly fishing guide.

Price from £75

Rutland County Golf Club & Footgolf

Rutland County Golf Club has a deserved reputation for it’s warm and friendly atmosphere. The inland links-style 18-hole Course is highly regarded by all who play here.

Rutland Cycling Bike Hire & Sales

Whitwell Leisure Park, ull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland, LE15 8BL, United Kingdom

Rutland Water Golf Course

Unnamed Road, Oakham LE15 8TU, UK

Oakham Castle

Market Place, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DT, United Kingdom

Rutland Belle

Whitwell Harbou, Rutland Wate, Whitwell, Rutland, LE15 8BL, United Kingdom

Jill Collinge Tours & Talks - Blue Badge

Stamford, Rutland, United Kingdom

Oakham Cycling Routes

Catmos Stree, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP, United Kingdom

Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Egleto, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8BT, United Kingdom

Lyndon Visitor Centre

Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Lyndon Rd, Manto, Rutland, LE15 8RN, United Kingdom

Rutland Water Fly Fishing

Stamford Road, arnsdale, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8A, United Kingdom

Rutland County Golf Club & Footgolf

Great North Road, Nr Stamford, Rutland, PE9 4AQ, United Kingdom