GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Rutland Walks

With lots of pretty towns and villages and the beautiful Rutland Water, there's lots of good options for walkers.

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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Rutland. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Rutland Walk Map>>


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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Eyebrook Reservoir4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a stroll alongside this lovely reservoir near Corby. You can park at the car park at the north eastern end of the water off Main Street in Stoke Dry. The village of Stoke Dry is reputed to be the place where the Gunpowder Plot was hatched. It has an interesting medieval church dedicated to Saint Andrew. View Full Details>>
Hereward Way110 miles (177 km)Starting in Oakham, in Rutland, follow the Herward Way through Stamford, Peterborough, Ely, and the Breckland forests to Thetford, in Norfolk. View Full Details>>
Jurassic Way88 miles (141 km)This walk follows the Jurassic limestone ridge from Banbury to Stamford passing through Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire. View Full Details>>
Leicestershire Round102 miles (164 km)Explore the countryside, villages, canals, rivers and reservoirs of Leicestershire on this interesting and varied circular walk View Full Details>>
Macmillan Way290 miles (467 km)This long distance path links Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset. It is promoted to raise money for the charity Macmillan Cancer Relief.
The route starts from Boston and then runs across the Fens to Bourne before joining the limestone belt. You then head to Stamford and then along the shoreline of Rutland Water to Oakham. The trail then heads south and west via Warmington to Stow-on-the-Wold, then into the Cotswolds via Cirencester and Tetbury to Bradford-on-Avon. After leaving the Cotswolds you follow the path through Somerset passing Castle Cary before entering Dorset and the final section to Abbotsbury via Sherborne. View Full Details>>
Rutland Round65 miles (105 km)Explore the peaceful countryside of Rutland on this delightful circular walk. The route passes Oakham, Uppingham, Eyebrook Reservoir, Ketton, Empingham and Thistleton. There are also two sections along Rutland Water - one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe. View Full Details>>
Rutland Water15 miles (24 km)This splendid Nature Reserve has a fabulous cycling and walking path around the perimeter of the huge artificial lake. The route starts at Oakham and soon joins the waterside path towards Whitwell and the nearby Butterfly centre. You continue to Edith Weston, Manton and Egleton where you will find the birdwatching centre at Egleton Bay. Rutland water is excellent for birdwatching with a wide variety of winged visitors including Osprey, Cormorant and Lapwing. Cycle hire is available at Whitwell. View Full Details>>
Viking Way147 miles (237 km)Follow in the footsteps of the Norse invaders on this long distance walk from the Humber Bridge to Oakham in Rutland View Full Details>>

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