Rutland Water

Rutland Water is an internationally famous nature reserve located on the outskirts of the historic market town of Oakham. The reservoir is one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe, set in 3,100 acres of land. The reservoir is a popular sports centre with a wide range of activities on offer, including sailing, windsurfing, fishing and walking and cycling round the 25-mile perimeter track.

There is also a pleasure cruiser, which carries people around the lake taking in all the local wildlife and historic monuments. The reservoir is also extremely popular with birdwatchers and is home to the Anglian Bird Watching Centre.

25 minutes by car