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Rutland Water

About Rutland Water
Rutland WaterThe largest man-made lake in western Europe, Rutland Water has something for everyone. The attractive 3,100 acre reservoir has an international reputation for providing a balance of sport, leisure and wildlife conservation and offers everyone the opportunity to try something new.

You can try energetic sports such as windsurfing, rock-climbing or canoeing, hire a dinghy, bicycle or fishing boat or just relax by the water and watch the action around the 25 mile shoreline.
Visitors don't have to be sailors or anglers to go afloat. Some of the best views are from the Rutland Belle as it maneuvers around the action on its four mile cruise out of Whitwell Harbour.

If it's raining try a visit to the Normanton Church Museum then the Butterfly & Aquatic display and the Birdwatching Centre before relaxing in the Harbour Bar or Tickled Trout Restaurant.

There are two children's play areas and every car park has ice cream on sale so move around the waterside trails and make the most of your day.
Enjoying Rutland Water in Safety
Rutland Water is big and exciting but be careful...

Keep your children in sight and dogs on leads.

Please don't run or race cycles on the rural tracks.

Wear a helmet and elbow protection when cycling.

Always wear buoyancy aids in boats, boards or canoes.

Read the safety information when you arrive.
Rutland Water Partnership
The purpose of the partnership is to bring together a number of organisations to ensure wide participation in development plans and policies within a sustainable development approach. Against this background the partnership will vigorously use its influence to realise its action plan, and counter any threat to the Rutland Water status. The Partnership will ensure that local people are included in the decision making process, and ensure that the environmental impacts of economic pressures are appropriately balanced.

See the Rutland Water Partnership website for full information.