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 any visitor the opportunity to experience this peaceful spot with stunning views across the water.
Open all year round, you can enjoy wildlife displays and live footage from the reserve, browse the shop and pick up some refreshments. There are two walking trails from the centre, one talking in the woodland habitat, the other enjoying the meadows and the bay, both offering an abundance of nature and wildlife. The paths are wheelchair and pushchair friendly, and there is an electric mobility scooter available for hire (please phone to book). Dogs on leads are allowed at the Lyndon reserve.
Ospreys are now a familiar sight around Rutland Water from March to September each year. Since 2007 a pair of these exciting birds of prey have nested in Manton Bay, where a live webcam on their nest and spectacular views are enjoyed from Waderscape Hide, where volunteers are on hand to help you get the best from your visit.
Permits purchased at Lyndon Visitor Centre are also valid at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, where it is possible to access the rest of the 30 plus hides here at the nature reserve.
|Adult||£6 to £6|
|Child||£3.5 to £3.5|
|Concessions||£5 to £5|
|Family||£16 to £16|
|Annual||£65 to £70|
Open daily throughout the year
1st March to 30th September: 9am – 5pm
1st October to 28th February: 10am – 3pm
Christmas opening hours: Closed 20th December – 4th January