Category: Rutland Water

Osprey Chicks have hatched at Rutland Water!

It’s been a busy week on Rutland Water. The first Osprey chicks of the season hatched yesterday! 2 eggs hatched within a matter of hours of each other. Thankfully both chicks are doing well. You can see live footage of the Rutland Water Ospreys here:  https://www.lrwt.org.uk/rutlandospreys One of the best ways to see the Rutland […]

Ichthyosaur: Huge fossilised ‘sea dragon’ found at Rutland Water

The fossil of an enormous 10 meter long sea dragon has been unearthed on the banks of Rutland Water. It has been described as one of the greatest finds in the history of British palaeontology. The ichthyosaur is about 180 million years old and measures about 10 metres in length and weighs about a tonne. […]

‘The joys of England’s smallest county’

Our little county of Rutland has received lots of fabulous press coverage over recent weeks. The latest is from the Daily Mail called ‘The joys of England’s smallest county: It doesn’t have any cities (or motorways) and most can’t even point to it on a map. But we’re bowled over by the simple pleasures of […]

The Ospreys are back at Rutland Water!

International travel may not be possible for us at the moment but COVID restrictions don’t apply to wildlife! We were delighted to hear that the Ospreys have started to return back to the area and seem to have settled in well! Normally, at this time of the year, we love welcoming guests who visit Rutland […]

Rutland Water Cycle Hire is in top 10% of worldwide attractions!

Rutland Water Cycle Hire has received the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor which puts them in the top 10% of attractions worldwide. That’s not bad for an independent bike store located in Britain’s smallest county! Many of our guests enjoy exploring Rutland Water on bike. With 16 miles of offroad cycling around the reservoir, […]

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, […]

British Bird Fair 2019 is about to begin!

Rutland has become a hive of activity as the final preparations are made for the Birdwatching Fair which starts at Rutland Water Nature Reserve on Friday and runs until Sunday 18th August 2019. All the details on the Bird Fair can be found on their website http://www.birdfair.org.uk.  There are celebrity lectures and cruises on Rutland Water […]

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, […]

Rutland Water Beach

As the weather heats up and it’s looking like a mini heatwave next week, relaxing by Rutland Water is the perfect way to relax. Located on the North shore of Rutland Water at Sykes Lane (LE15 8QL) is Rutland Water beach which has 140 meters of sand and plenty of water to paddle and swim […]

National Watersports Festival

It’s the 12th National Watersports Festival at Rutland Water this weekend! The Event which takes place over 3 days has so many watersports activities including taster sessions in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, diving and stand up paddle boarding, windsurf and stand up paddle boarding, live music and a pro clinic covering everything from freestyle techniques to […]