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A fabulous cycle around Rutland Lake

Even in the cold of Winter, Rutland Lake is a beautiful place to visit and explore. We would highly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paula L
London, United Kingdom
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day out in Rutland

This is a very nice place to walk, cycle or just be outside in the nature. I am glad I have had an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Szabina T
Island of Malta, Malta
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Rutland Water Park is a premier country water park based in the East Midlands. We offer fishing, walking, cycling, watersports, weddings, beaches, concerts, sports events, relaxing and picnics.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Oakham, England
+44 1780 686800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even in the cold of Winter, Rutland Lake is a beautiful place to visit and explore. We would highly recommend hiring the bikes for the day. We will definitely be going back xx

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very nice place to walk, cycle or just be outside in the nature. I am glad I have had an opportunity to live around this beautiful area.

Thank Szabina T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sykes lane car park was extensive, with small cafe hut, toilet block and enclosed dog walking area should you require. It’s a Great place to visit, ideal for walking or cycling on well made path with lots of signing. Car parking is to be paid...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've recently been on a guided walk around part of the reservoir....the highlight was when the guide suddenly stopped and pointed out a pile of poo...! This was otter poo....there are now three otters living in the area...we were also shown video of two of...More

1  Thank pauldG9053WZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of the best places in the UK for an outdoors day out. Fantastic views, a path all the way around the reservoir for cycling, running, or walking. Various options for water based activities including Dingy's, Windsurfers, Kayaks, and SUP's. Bike...More

1  Thank Rutlandbouy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location. We had a really good walk around the lake (17.5 miles), most of which was well signposted (some signs say "Cycle Path" but this means footpath also - which caused us an annoying detour into Edith Whatsit). I liked the fact that it...More

1  Thank Donsafe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Rutland Water as a group, having visited many times 8-10years ago. We were really disappointed to,see how much it had deteriorated. We had planned to stay for the day and take food with a view to setting up a day camp on stretch...More

1  Thank Connieb1992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely peaceful on a beautiful Autumn day. We walked ffrom Sykes Lane car park where we used our bank card to pay for parking, on exit incidentally. The walk from Sykes Lane car park, Rutland Water to Ashwell car park is a lovely stroll. You...More

1  Thank Duppity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another place to unwind, especially if you walk across the full length of the dam either in the Winter or in the Summer. The landscape is completely different each time. There is ample parking at Barnsdale, Whitwell and Sykes Lane. If you want...More

2  Thank Trudi A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Rutland water last december for a family visit since they live within walking distance of it and to say it's beautiful is an understatement. Despite the fact that it was icy temps you cant get enough of the place, the sheer size alone took...More

1  Thank Daniel w
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Linda W
7 October 2018|
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Response from X1028BWelizabeths | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda I suggest you check with the Rutland water website or the individual cafes. Hope this helps Liz
Rosie E
3 September 2018|
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Response from SueTimmis | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so. Iam sure we saw a dog going on