Category: Rutland Nature Reserve

Rutland Water Nature Reserve Re-Opens

After months of being closed due to Covid-19, I am delighted to see that more parts of Rutland Water Park are now re-opening. It was announced today that Rutland Water Nature Reserve will re-open tomorrow (Monday 22nd June 2020). The following, however, still applies: The Beach is closed The Aquapark remains closed Watersports remains limited (day launch only, […]

The Osprey have returned to Rutland Water!

It’s been a busy day on Rutland Water. The Ospreys have started to return back to the area and seem to have settled well! Great news! Maya arrived back on the nest at 10.39 this morning (14th March), 2 days later than in 2018. She battled wind speeds of up to 50mph to reach Manton Bay, […]

Sir David opens new centre at Rutland Water

Rutland Water was proud to welcome Sir David Attenborough today. Sir David said there was ‘something special about the people of Rutland’ as he cut the ribbon to open the new £1.1 million volunteer centre. Here is the article explaining more about the special day from Rutland Water Nature Reserve: Our new Volunteer Training Centre […]

Rutland Events August 2014

  Here is a list of some of the things taking place in Rutland and the surrounding area this August: Badger Watch, Rutland Water Nature Reserve: 5th August 2014, 9-11pm (http://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/events/badger-watch-6 ) Osprey Cruise, Rutland Water Nature Reserve: 6th August 2014, 4:30pm – 7:15pm (http://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/events/osprey-cruise-11 ) Manton Open Gardens: 10th August 2014, 12-6pm, Entry £5. Lunch […]

Royal Rutland!

Today Prince Charles and Camilla visited our local market town of Oakham. I took this photo above just outside Oakham Castle. Thankfully journalists were in Oakham to cover the story properly! Here is the article from BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-28525881) Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall visit Rutland The Duchess of Cornwall presented a commemorative horseshoe […]

Wildlife Workshops at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

A few more of the popular ‘Wildlife Workshops’ have been organised by Rutland Water Nature Reserve Watch out for Water Voles – Sunday 28th July 2013, 10am – 4pm: Lloyd Park, Reserve Officer at Rutland Water Nature Reserve will introduce you to the hidden world of Water Voles. Consisting of an informal talk covering field […]

The Ospreys have returned! In the snow!

It’s been a busy week on Rutland Water. The Ospreys have started to return back to the area and seem to have settled well despite being greeted with snow for the latter half of the week! Hopefully Spring is just around the corner now and Osprey season can really start. There are many fantastic events […]

Wild Weekend at Rutland Water!

Wild Weekend in Rutland?! The Times newspaper recently had an 8 page pullout ‘The Wild Weekend Guide’ featuring Rutland Water which I thought would be interesting to share. The wet places of the world are more truly and deeply alive than any others. Sun plus water equals life: where there is fresh water in abundance you […]

Rutland to Melton CiCLE 2013

Rutland to Melton International CiCLE Classic The date for the Rutland – Melton CiCLE Classic has been set for next year as Sunday 21st April 2013. The race brings international riders to Rutland,  and starts in Oakham before circling Rutland then heading to the finish in Melton Mowbray. During its ‘tour’ of Rutland, the race […]

Walkers Welcome Award at Puddle Cottage!

‘Walkers Welcome’ award given to Puddle Cottage, Rutland Water. We are delighted to annouce that the Quality in Tourism Board have awarded Puddle Cottage, Rutland Water with a ‘Walkers Welcome’ Award! The scheme was set up by the Quality in Tourist Board to give walkers the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation meets their […]