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  • Aqua Park Rutland: UK’s best in 2018?

    Aqua Park Rutland: UK’s best in 2018?

    Much in little – that’s Rutland’s motto, and yet another proof of this is the new, bigger, even more exciting Aqua Park Rutland – thought to be the UK’s biggest Aqua Park! 2018 is its third season, and with the addition of a new obstacle, named the Rutland Mammoth, is better than ever – or perhaps that should be wetter than ever… What is an aqua park? It’s a series of inflatable obstacles and slides... Continue reading

  • Normanton Leisure Area at Rutland Water

    The NORMANTON leisure area is on the South Shore of Rutland Water, and is where you’ll find the half-drowned Normanton Church; the Giant cycle store with both bike hire and sales and the main Angling or Fishing base. There’s a large car park and easy access to expansive grass areas that slope gently down to the water. There are WCs at Normanton, and for eating/drinking, there’s the Crazy Fox take-away/outdoor cafe or L’Oliveto Restaurant which... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rutland wild flowers

    Rutland wild flowers

    A short walk along the Rutland footpaths, in unexpected evening sun, with small dog sniffing along….. A wonderul range of wild flowers.  Here are the ones that I caught on camera.  If I have wrongly identified any of these Rutland wild flowers, do let me know.  My favourite at the moment is the Meadow Cranesbill, which this month lines the byeways and lanes.  This wild geranium is a glorious ultramarine blue, and Rutland seems to... Continue reading