Rutland Water has been described as ‘the playground of the East Midlands’, as people go there for water sports, fishing, cycling, to visit the nature reserve or just for a simple walk around the reservoir.The reservoir itself is impressive, being one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe!

In the summer months the North shore of Rutland water is taken over by the UK’s biggest inflatable obstacle course. The park has been a hugely popular attraction and has doubled in size since last year, featuring over 36 obstacles to climb, jump, crawl, launch off and slide over

If you’ve always wanted to try sailing, Rutland Water is a great place to learn as there are no problematic tides to worry about! Rutland Sailing Club can teach you how to sail keelboats and cruisers, whereas Rutland Sailing School is the place to go for dinghy and catamaran sailing

Rutland Water is internationally famous amongst bird watchers as it’s a hugely important sanctuary for wildfowl. The Anglican Water Birdwatching Centre is open to visitors all year round and whatever the weather and is run by knowledgeable staff and volunteers who can answer and questions you may have

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