Rutland Water

Rutland Water

Hambleton Hall is perched high atop the Hambleton peninsular and overlooks a magnificent body of water — Rutland Water. The 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 the opportunity for all 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.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve
This internationally famous nature reserve provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 20,000 waterfowl.

The Reserve occupies shore line and shallow water lagoons along 9 miles of the western end of Rutland Water Reservoir and covers a total area of 1000 acres. It was created in the 1970s with the construction of the Reservoir. There are currently 31 bird watching hides and nature trails from two visitor centres.