Category: Rutland Birdwatching

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, […]

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 […]

British Bird Fair 2013!

British Bird Fair 2013 is about to begin! Rutland has become a hive of activity as the final preparations are made for the 25th British Birdwatching Fair which starts at Rutland Water Nature Reserve on Friday and runs until Sunday 18th August 2013. All the details on the Bird Fair can be found on their […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s on in Rutland 2013…

Here is a list of dates for local events. If you are visiting the area for any of these events and are looking for accommodation then Puddle Cottage could be for you. Puddle Cottage is a 4 star,  self catering cottage within walking distance to Rutland Water, including Rutland Sailing Club and Rutland Fishing Lodge. and only […]

What’s on in the area 2012…

Here is a list of dates for local events. If you are visiting the area and are looking for accommodation in Rutland and close to Rutland Water, then Puddle Cottage could be for you. For more details please e/mail enquiries@puddle-cottage.co.uk Topper National Series Event, Rutland Sailing Club: 15th – 16th September 2012 Stamford French Market, […]

Chestnuts Roasting on the Open Fire?!

I had to share this picture of the chimney being swept at Puddle Cottage ready for the autumn! The chimney sweep did laugh when I asked him to pause so I could take a photo but it’s a sight I love and means that those lovely autumn days in Rutland aren’t too far away. Of […]