Rocks by Rail: The Living Ironstone Museum

Rocks by Rail – formerly know as Rutland Railway Musuem, is situated 4 miles from Oakham and tells the local story of how private  railways were used in the local ironstone extraction industry to move the extracted stone on the first part of its journey to the distant steelworks. It takes visitors back to the days before mass road transport when most minerals were was carried by rail and quarries had their own rail system.

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Fineshade Wood

Fineshade Wood is a fantastic day out for families and wildlife lovers alike. There are lots of places to explore, cycle round and play in.

Barnsdale Gardens

Originally created by Geoff Hamilton for the Gardeners’ World TV show, Barnsdale is home to 38 pocket-sized, themed garden ‘rooms’, built in his trademark, practical style, and full of inspiration for garden-lovers of all ages. Go for great ideas for your own outside spaces or simply have fun exploring- there magical hidden corners, ponds full of tadpoles and newts, and an allotment with chickens and giant organically grown veg.

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Rocks by Rail: The Living Ironstone Museum

Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines Sidings, Ashwell Road, Cottesmore, Rutland, LE15 7FF, United Kingdom

Fineshade Wood

Fineshade Wood, Fineshade, Nr Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3, United Kingdom

Barnsdale Gardens

The Avenue, Exto, Oakham, RUTLAND, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom