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Rutland Water Park

Set in 4200 acres of open countryside, Rutland Water Park is the central rural attraction in England's smallest county of Rutland and offers activities for all the family.

map of Rutland Water Park

Places to visit

Located on the shores of Rutland Water, you can find a variety of attractions such as the Visitor Centre, shops, cafes and restaurants. Whether you want to just get away from it all and enjoy the countryside or take part in something more active, there is sure to be something that you will enjoy at Rutland Water Park.

What to do

Rutland Water Park is serviced by a 25-mile circular track for both walking and cycling. Cycle hire is available if you don't want to bring your own. Getting out and enjoying the water couldn't be easier at our Watersports Centre and Sailing Clubs. Even a novice can get out on the water. Rutland Water Park offers world-class trout fishing and bird watching. Our Nature Reserve is (summer only) home to the first breeding Ospreys in England for 150 years.

Bird watching and wildlife
Rock climbing
Family days out
Fly fishing holidays


Rutland Water Park has four main car parks close to the attractions and facilities. Car parking charges apply - annual car parking permits are also available and are valid for all Water Park car parks and can be purchased from Anglian Water visitor centres and shops.

Car parking fees help us to maintain and improve the conservation and recreational facilities on our site. View Parking charges

Public transport

'Shorelink' the exciting new bus service links sites around Rutland Water with Oakham and Uppingham.  With timetabled stops around Rutland Water  you can hop on and off.  For more information on Shorelink and to view the timetable and ticket prices click here


Centred on a 25-mile surfaced track, suitable for cycles and pushchairs, are a number of well maintained access routes servicing our activity centres and attractions. Facilities have been adapted for disabled access where appropriate and activities cater for disabled visitors.

Opening times

Rutland Water Park is open every day except Christmas Day and most attractions and activities are available every day from Good Friday until 31st October, when reduced hours are advertised. Barnsdale car park is closed 1st November to 1st March, but all others are open throughout the year. Site closing times are advertised at car park entrances - a guideline would suggest between 9am and dusk. Please contact any Anglian Water Visitor Centre for more information


Rutland Water Visitor Centre Sykes Lane Empingham Oakham LE15 8QL

+44 (0)1780 686800
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