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  • Rutland Water A to Z

    There is so much to do at Rutland Water, and so many sources of information, I have tried to bring them all together in an easy-to-scroll-through A-Z. If I have missed anything , or got something wrong, please contact me so I can correct. ANGLING: Rutland Water offers both trout and coarse fishing, with a variety of permits available. Small boats for angling can be hired from the Fishing Lodge in the Normanton Car Park.... Continue reading

  • Rutland Water as a Leisure Park

    There is such a lot to do on, in and around Rutland Water. It’s the county’s outdoor playground not just for locals but for sailors, anglers, cyclists and lovers of the great outdoors from all over the East Midlands. And if you’re on a weekend break or longer holiday in the county, Rutland Water has to be top of your list. Officially, Rutland Water covers an area of 10.86 square kilometres (4.19 square miles for... Continue reading

  • Christmas 2015 in Rutland

    Christmas 2015 in Rutland

    Like most of England, Rutland is having an unseasonably warm December, and in the run up to Christmas our markets and outdoor activities have been damp and blustery rather than ‘deep and crisp and even’.  Still, the streets of Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford are shining brightly thanks to the festive decorations and individual shops have really gone to town. My foray to Uppingham Christmas Market at the beginning of December was a blur of sloe... Continue reading

  • History of Rutland Water

    History of Rutland Water

    Of course the tiny county of Rutland existed many centuries before the vast body of water was formed, but for most visitors to the area, it is Rutland Water that first grabs the attention and it remains our main claim to fame across Britain. Rutland Water is a man-made reservoir: its purpose is to supply this dry and sunny corner of the East Midlands with a reliable supply of drinking water, but leisure activities and... Continue reading

  • lunch at the Lake Isle Uppingham Rutland

    Cafes & Restaurants in Uppingham

    There is something to suit every palate and budget in Uppingham. These restaurants are all close to the town centre and are listed in alphabetical order. Choi’s: This long-established Chinese restaurant is at 3 North Street East. The menu includes Malaysian and Thai specialities as well as Chinese favourites. It also offers a take-away service. 01572 820200 Coppergate (formerly Beans): This coffee-shop-plus is always busy, often with teenagers from Uppingham School (but don’t worry, they’re... Continue reading