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Rutland Water Nature Reserve (Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre)

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Birdfair 2018

We came here on the first day of the Bird Fair, Friday. Well sign posted from the main roads... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Short Break

Spent 3 nights in the area based in Oakham and very much enjoyed this facility. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephen W
Howden, United Kingdom
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Rutland, Oakham LE15 8BT, England
+44 1572 770651
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on the first day of the Bird Fair, Friday. Well sign posted from the main roads, excellent parking with attendants guiding us into parking spaces. Our ticket included parking. Attended a couple of the talks, well organised every 20 minutes. Lots of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights in the area based in Oakham and very much enjoyed this facility. Plenty of opportunities to wander around the local bird sanctuaries and also enjoy the pleasant water side walks and facilities. Good facilities for families.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Car parking was organised. Food veg burger option was tasty. Visited for the day. Watched Simon King talk about individual impact on the earth. Powerfull presenting with passion. After visiting the stands completed the day looking at an I sorry on a post and two...More

Thank samjed
Reviewed 19 August 2018

There were so many marquees full of displays from every exotic place you could imagine, like India, Gambia, Guatemala, Lithuania, Finland and many more. The bird orientated art was of an exceptionally high standard, including The Feather Lady, who paints birds on to feather! We...More

Thank beanbag2017
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is a Huge Reservoir & for Birders a Mecca with the annual BirdFair drawing thousands. You need to plan your visit. There are two Main reception entrances for a start! I went for a twitch (Red Necked Phalarope) which was at the Golden Eye...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A ticket at Egleton also gets you into Lyndon. Lots of walking and plenty of hides. Yes we saw the Ospreys as well as many other birds lovely staff and volunteers in both places to explain things and show you through high powered telescopes. Well...More

Thank Chrisgale
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Overpriced and poorly sign posted parking. Bike rental service was extortionate. Reservoir has rubbish floating around but a generally nice place to visit.

Thank ambermillar97
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We dropped off the A1 for a visit to Rutland Water. We ventured to the Rutland Water Nature Reserve in the hope of seeing an Osprey. The site is well sign posted with access down a steep narrow lane. There is plenty of free car...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We went very early to the Osprey hide, arriving just in time to witness via the telescopes and live video feed from the nest, the arrival of a male Osprey with a fish for the two fledglings. The volunteer on duty (since 6 a.m.!) was...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

The nature reserve on the edge of Rutland Water is worth a visit at any time of year but during July and August it is made really special by the presence of ospreys. You visit the Lyndon Visitor Centre to gain access to the two...More

Thank Phil S
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10 March 2017|
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Response from KevinAdr | Reviewed this property |
Hi Wendy, i am sorry i have only just seen your question as i had not received an alert. i didn't know the answers to your question.
Joan S
25 May 2016|
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Response from Dickon69 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are some good walks for dogs in this area. Dogs not allowed near wildlife.