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.

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 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.

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.

Rutland Trails: Walking Holidays & Guided Walks

Various locations, Rutland, United Kingdom

Rutland County Golf Club & Footgolf

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

Rutland Cookery School

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

Jill Collinge Tours & Talks - Blue Badge

Stamford, Rutland, United Kingdom

Rutland Water Golf Course

Lodge Farm, Manton Road, Edith Westo, Rutland, LE15 8H, United Kingdom

British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Across the UK, United Kingdom