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Pictures of Rutland Water

a Nature Reserve in the town of Oakham, in the county of Rutland

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About Rutland Water

Rutland Water is the largest reservoir in England (by surface area) and one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe. Its surface area is over 4 miles sq, with a 25 mile long perimeter track.
Activities on and around the reservoir include water sports such as sailing and fishing, and there are also pleasure cruises on the Rutland Belle.
As well as walking and cycling, the area is well known for its bird watching, with large areas of wetland and some small woodlands at the western end forming the Rutland Water Nature Reserve, where visitors can spot many interesting species including Osprey, which were re-introduced during 1996. In 2001 the Nature Reserve celebrated the first Osprey chick to fledge in Central England for 150 years.

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Recommended towns & villages near Rutland Water


Oakham (83 Pictures)

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction NW)

For centuries the countryside around Oakham has echoed to the sound of hunting horns, for the vales and rolling farmland surrounding this sedate market town, have been the stamping ground for the counties hunting fraternity...

St Michael and All Angel's Church

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Stamford (244 Pictures)

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Melton Mowbray (27 Pictures)

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St Mary and All Saints Church, Fotheringhay

Fotheringhay (27 Pictures)

(13.8 miles, 22.2 km, direction SE)

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Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire

Kirby Hall (30 Pictures)

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Burghley House (69 Pictures)

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