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Rutland

Leave site towards Rutland Waters 7 miles south, travel down Church Lane, turn right B688 and follow the lakes signs. On arrival, park near the visitors centre. There you can either take a leisurely stroll or hire a cycle and explore the several water parks and nature reserves.

Rutland Waters

The largest man made lake in Western Europe, the construction was completed in 1975 and the shallow lake lagoon offers a variety of wild birds to see from several watching centres. The lake has many facilities, places to eat and drink, visitor centres selling a wide selection of gifts and even a pleasure boat to cross the lake. Whilst there, take the guided tour of Normanton Church, car parking available.

Rutland Water

Rutland Water

Rutland Water

Rutland Water

Normanton Church

Normanton Church

Continue the journey to Oakham 5 miles south onto A606 at round about 2nd exit B640 follow into Oakham. Park in the town then discover its many attractions steeped in history and a variety of shops.

Oakham

A county town of Rutland with a fine display of historic buildings. In the market place is the mediaeval grade I listed Buttercross , the Oakham School built 1853 and at the side the 16th century Almshouses Located in the old riding school lays the Rutland County Museum with a collection of social history and rural life. Stroll into the Cutts Close Park and discover the Norman Castle, now only the Great Hall is left standing but the earliest complete surviving building in England, once inside view the large collection of elaborate outsized horseshoes made specially for the presentation ceremony. At the rear of the park stands the All Saints church with its impressive spire built in the 14th centre a grade I listed.

Cutts Close Park

Cutts Close Park

Oakhan Great Hall

Oakhan Great Hall

Oakham Buttercross

Oakham Buttercross

Continue journey to Uppingham 6miles south B641 continue turn right A603 to the town, park were park were possible, just a small area to stroll.

Uppingham

A delightful small medieval town in Rutland, It has Antique shops and speciality shops with traditional traders, just browse around and find that unique gift. Explore the historic market place and buildings plus the Uppingham School founded in 1584 and the St Peter and St Paul’s church. Near by is the Eyebrook Reservoir used by the 617 Squadron Dambusters for their final practise run before the attack on the Ruhr Valley Dams.

Uppingham School

Uppingham School

Uppingham Market

Uppingham Market

Eyebrook Reservoir

Eyebrook Reservoir