Rutland Water to Lakeside Trail

Rutland Water – Lakeside cycle path.

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A 25 milecycle route along a lakeside cycle trail. A Flat route which is extremely popular

Rutland Water

with cyclists of all ages and abilities. The route takes you around the lake either way on the waters edge trail and through woodland with the odd section along quiet roads. With plenty of suitable places to stop for picnics etc and enjoy the spectacular views.

Rutland Water is situated just outside the town of Oakham in England’s smallest County, Rutland, just off the A606.
Rutland Water was built in the 1970s to supply water to the East Midlands and originally named ‘Empingham reservoir’, Rutland Water is now Rutland’s most popular tourist attraction, offering activities for all ages.Rutland Water is also home to a nature reserve around the lake. Rutland Water is a local tourists spot and has attractions such as sailing, rock climbing, fishing and canoeing. You can also hire cycles,

Rutland Water Lakeside Trail

dinghies and small fishing boats at Rutland Water.

Rutland Water Lakeside Trail

We recommend that you start near Whitwell just off Bull Brig Lane at the car park and cycle around the lake in what ever direction you choose. The cycle route is fairly flat with some tarmac surfaces, but it is mainly made up of a crushed gravel surface so we would not recommend you trying to complete the ride on your ‘prized’ road bike. The complete circuit around the lake is approximately 25 miles but like any other lakeside circuit you can go as far or as little along the route as you like with several small villages cycle by as you cycle along. Enjoy………..

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