Christmas Markets in Rutland 2021

With the evenings drawing in and the temperatures dropping, Christmas will be here before we know it! Christmas is a lovely time of the year in Rutland and the independent, boutique shops in Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford make the area a great place to pick up a more unusual and thoughtful gift. Here are details […]

Lots going on in June in Rutland!

Where is the year going! I can’t believe June is just around the corner! If you are visiting the area in June, there is plenty going on. Here are a few things which might take your fancy starting with the 181st Rutland County Show taking place on Sunday. Rutland Water Sailing Club Open Day: 1st June […]

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 […]

Burghley House Flower Festival

Burghley House holds its Flower Festival in October. During October, Burghley House is holding a Flower Festival. From the 6th to the 14th October (excluding the 12th October when the house is closed), the state rooms at Burghley House are being decorated with floral displays from local flower societies. There is no additional charge for […]

Happy Rutland Day!

What a better day to celebrate Rutland Day than showcasing the counties fantastic produce. On Saturday, the county celebrated ‘Rutland Day’ with a family event and food fair on the shores of Rutland Water. The event was a showcase for all the fantastic local produce in the local area. It was great to see a […]

Courses at Barnsdale Gardens this Autumn

This autumn and winter at Barnsdale Gardens sees a wide variety of courses – not just gardening. With the sun shining over Rutland today and hopefully the chance to get out in the garden this evening, it has reminded me that I haven’t had the chance to visit Barnsdale Gardens yet this summer as we […]

British Birdwatching Fair 2012

The British Birdwatching Fair (otherwise known as the birdwatcher’s Glastonbury) is now only a month away, with the doors opening on Friday 17th August. It is the largest international Birdwatching event and it takes place only a few miles away from Puddle Cottage, with the base being in Egleton, Rutland Water at the Rutland Water […]

Fancy a spuddle in the puddle??!!

You may recall me saying that the triathlons were, by my knowledge, the only time you were allowed to ‘spuddle in the puddle’ i.e. swim in Rutland Water. It looks like things are about to change because this weekend marks the inaugural Rutland Water open swim. If you are an experienced swimmer, then you are […]

Maybe next year!

Today the Dambuster Triathlon took place on Rutland Water which has become a well-recognised feature on the Triathlon calendar. Starting at the base at Whitwell in front of the Harbour Bar from 7am, the swim was one lap of a designated 1500m course on Rutland Water (I believe that this is the only time you […]

Royal Burghley

As part of the Jubilee celebrations, the Queen visited Burghley House today.  Unfortunately due to illness during the Jubilee weekend, the Duke of Edinburgh was not able to attend. The Queen arrived at Burghley House by Helicopter at about 12:30pm from Nottingham. According to the Stamford Mercury ‘About 8,000 people from voluntary groups, school children […]