Activities

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Rutland Cookery School

Based on the Oakham Enterprise Park, just outside Oakham, in purpose built air-conditioned kitchens, Rutland Cookery school offers over 30 different courses that are either skills-based or cuisine-based.  Courses such as; Game, Bread, and Fish masterclasses, Afternoon tea, BBQ and Patisserie, and a range of cuisines from Mediterranean to Moroccan, Spanish café to South East Asian,  and Indian Street Food to Taste of Thailand.

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 Watersports

Rutland Watersports Centre is on the north shore of Rutland Water Park at Whitwell. This is a day sailing, canoeing and windsurfing centre owned and operated by Anglian Water providing a great place to hold or enrol in events, courses, activity days, corporate days or a bit of retail therapy.

Rutland Cycling

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.

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Lyndon Visitor Centre

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

Rutland Water Nature Reserve

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

Rutland Belle

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

Rutland Cookery School

16c Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7TU, United Kingdom

British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Across the UK, United Kingdom

Rutland Trails: Walking Holidays & Guided Walks

Various locations, Rutland, United Kingdom

Oakham Cycling Routes

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

Rutland Watersports

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

Rutland Cycling

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

Jill Collinge Tours & Talks - Blue Badge

Stamford, Rutland, United Kingdom