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Ive seen and smelt otter poo

I've recently been on a guided walk around part of the reservoir....the highlight was when the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Great place for a Day Out

This has to be one of the best places in the UK for an outdoors day out. Fantastic views, a path... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oakham, United Kingdom
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Rutland Water Park is a premier country water park based in the East Midlands. We offer fishing, walking, cycling, watersports, weddings, beaches, concerts, sports events, relaxing and picnics.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Oakham, England
+44 1780 686800
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 23, 2009

My husband and I spent a relaxing morning cycling round Rutland Water, we took our own bikes and spent our time enjoying the scenery. I agree with the review about the toilets at the car parks - they smelt bad, have no seat and were...More

8  Thank Sharon M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 27, 2009

Rutland Water It seems that after over thirty years, the operators of Rutland Water, Anglian Water, (2007-08 profit before tax was a substantial £331.9 million), have not seen fit to improve any of the facilities at the reservoir. This despite a huge increase in the...More

19  Thank Parvo-in-Multum
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've recently been on a guided walk around part of the reservoir....the highlight was when the guide suddenly stopped and pointed out a pile of poo...! This was otter poo....there are now three otters living in the area...we were also shown video of two of...More

1  Thank pauldG9053WZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be one of the best places in the UK for an outdoors day out. Fantastic views, a path all the way around the reservoir for cycling, running, or walking. Various options for water based activities including Dingy's, Windsurfers, Kayaks, and SUP's. Bike...More

1  Thank Rutlandbouy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location. We had a really good walk around the lake (17.5 miles), most of which was well signposted (some signs say "Cycle Path" but this means footpath also - which caused us an annoying detour into Edith Whatsit). I liked the fact that it...More

1  Thank Donsafe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Rutland Water as a group, having visited many times 8-10years ago. We were really disappointed to,see how much it had deteriorated. We had planned to stay for the day and take food with a view to setting up a day camp on stretch...More

1  Thank Connieb1992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely peaceful on a beautiful Autumn day. We walked ffrom Sykes Lane car park where we used our bank card to pay for parking, on exit incidentally. The walk from Sykes Lane car park, Rutland Water to Ashwell car park is a lovely stroll. You...More

1  Thank Duppity
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another place to unwind, especially if you walk across the full length of the dam either in the Winter or in the Summer. The landscape is completely different each time. There is ample parking at Barnsdale, Whitwell and Sykes Lane. If you want...More

2  Thank Trudi A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Rutland water last december for a family visit since they live within walking distance of it and to say it's beautiful is an understatement. Despite the fact that it was icy temps you cant get enough of the place, the sheer size alone took...More

1  Thank Daniel w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back to nature with the bird to see in place been also has lots for Water fun for children and adults. Other interesting places nearby.

1  Thank Michael_Thomas1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parked at the Sykes visitor centre and walked to the church and back. What a lovely place. Must see more of it.

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

spent a week at Rutland Water fishing for trout. the shop, boats & cafe are superb and we had a great time. Highly reccomended.

1  Thank flyfisherchris
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Linda W
October 7, 2018|
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Response from X1028BWelizabeths | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda I suggest you check with the Rutland water website or the individual cafes. Hope this helps Liz
Rosie E
September 3, 2018|
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Response from SueTimmis | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so. Iam sure we saw a dog going on