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Rutland Water

Sykes lane car park was extensive, with small cafe hut, toilet block and enclosed dog walking area... read more

Reviewed today
East Yorkshire
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 1 week ago
Leicester, 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
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Reviewed today

Sykes lane car park was extensive, with small cafe hut, toilet block and enclosed dog walking area should you require. It’s a Great place to visit, ideal for walking or cycling on well made path with lots of signing. Car parking is to be paid...More

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Reviewed 1 week 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 3 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
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Linda W
7 October 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
3 September 2018|
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Response from SueTimmis | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so. Iam sure we saw a dog going on