Rutland Water

Rutland Water Nature Reserves


One of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, home to a successful Osprey project and two visitor centres.

Open daily throughout the year from 9am to 5pm. (4pm November – February). Closed all day  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Hostels nearby

YHA Thurlby Exterior

YHA Thurlby

Free parking on premises
Cycle store

Rutland Water Nature Reserves

Oakham, Leicestershire, LE15 8BT

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SK879071

Lat/Lng: 52.655171, -0.701267

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Cycling in Thurlby

Cycling in Thurlby

Visit Rutland Water, hire a bike if you haven't brought your own, and cycle the waterside tracks with splendid views of the reservoir and Hambleton Peninsula

Watersports in Thurlby

Watersports in Thurlby

Visit Rutland Water, great for boaters, sailors and water skiers. Take time to admire the beautiful scenery and keep an eye out for the resident bird life.

Burghley House, a linograph

Burghley House

A unique glimpse into the way great houses have been furnished and inhabited from Queen Elizabeth I to the present day.  Wander around the house on a freeflow self guided tour, or the one 3pm gui

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir is a fascinating castle just waiting to be discovered. Don't miss the majesty of the State Dining Room and the magical Duchess's Gardens.