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Rutland Water Nature Reserve (Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre)

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A good walk

Had a lovely walk around Rutland Water plenty of ducks and geese to watch and nature in general... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
janwyer54
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Relaxing Day Out

Rutland Water is a huge man-made stretch of water. The Birdwatching Centre is easy enough to find... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Janet H
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk around Rutland Water plenty of ducks and geese to watch and nature in general . The cafe was open so we had a coffee on a very cold chilly day before heading to Normanston Church which is surrounded by water but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rutland Water is a huge man-made stretch of water. The Birdwatching Centre is easy enough to find and there was plenty of car parking when we got there with toilets nearby. A short walk to the visitor centre where we were met by a couple...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Janet H
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We were staying in the Grantham area on business and had a free day and decided to visit on a friend's recommendation. A beautiful site, largest man made water in Europe I believe. Lots of different attractions - sailing, fishing, climbing, hiking and cycling to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank fghealeyxvii
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A beautiful place to visit. Well worth the trip on the boat around the water. I just loved the area and I’m sure when you visit you will agree.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Heather B
Reviewed 31 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Lizzie0909
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 20 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Wellitsmytake
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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Chrisgale
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wendygH1237IR
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.
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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.
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