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  • Angling/Fishing in Rutland

    RUTLAND WATER 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. The Lodge sells bait and tackle, and can arrange tuition. When the Lodge is closed, day ticket permits are available at the huts next to the WCs at Normanton leisure park, and next to Rockblok at Whitwell leisure park. The trout caught are... Continue reading

     
  • Bike Hire & Cycle Routes

    Most weekends in Rutland you’ll find lycra-clad cyclists getting out and about, not only on the 25 mile loop around Rutland Water, but along village lanes. Rutland has its own cycling club, called Velo Club Rutland but Leicester and Peterborough cycling clubs also enjoy Rutland’s rural rides. CYCLING AT RUTLAND WATER: The path that encircles Rutland Water totals about 25 miles, or 17-ish if you omit the ‘spur’ along the Hambleton peninsula.  You share the... Continue reading

     
  • 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

     
  • Winter Walks in Rutland

    Winter Walks in Rutland

    Things to do in Rutland in Winter. . . .Walk the dog! A beautiful morning, with a lacy hoar frost turning Rutland into a Christmas card. The village was shrouded in fog, but I could see a pale glow which was a promise of sun, so I convinced the dog that we should venture out (after pulling her woolly pully over her head). It was –5 degrees, yes, that is minus five.  Cold! We headed... Continue reading