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Rutland Water, Oakham
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Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Rutland Water, a 1,255 hectare (3,000 acre) manmade lake and reservoir. Walk or bike around the 40 km (25 mi) lakeside track--rental bikes are available at the Rutland Cycling shop. Rock climb or try the high ropes course at RockBlok adventure center. Hop on the Rutland Belle for a cruise around the reservoir. Sail, canoe, or windsurf at Rutland Watersports Center. Watch birds from one of several hides, or learn about the Rutland Osprey project at the Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Don't forget to visit Rutland Water's most iconic image, Normanton Church. Before you head to Oakham, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Oakham vacation generator, to make sure you see all that Oakham has to offer, including Rutland Water.
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  • A lovely place to walk and cycle , from normanton on north side of Rutland water , can hire cycles and get good food from Italian restaurant and cafes further round all good walking and cycling on sol...  more »
  • Don't try to walk all the way round unless you're practising for a marathon. The biggest lake in Europe so I'm told and we found lots to see and do around and on the water 
  • Rutland Water is excellent for walking around. The 4km route we took was great in November on a cold day with few people about. Just be careful of the dogs lurking in a fenced garden behind the Church...  more »