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Cycling Breaks in Rutland

 

From the holiday Cottage you can cycle to many of the destinations listed on the website which will take you through the villages of Rutland with great views and plenty of pubs and restaurants to stop at along the way.

  • At Rutland Water Park you can choose from an easy three-mile or eight-mile route or a more challenging 25-mile route around the reservoir.
  • Grafham Water Park offers a 10-mile circular route.
  • Pitsford Water has an attractive seven-mile route.
  • At Alton Water there are four-miles of surfaced tracks but some lengths on the eastern shore are un-surfaced and offer a more challenging eight-mile route.

Just cycle as far as you want, stopping to admire the wonderful scenery or enjoy a stop for a snack at one of the many catering outlets along the route.

Rutland Water cycling map

 

*Please note the map above the North shore is at the bottom and not the top as shown*

Bicycle sales at Rutland Water cyclesYou can bring your own bicycle or hire one from the cycle hire centre on site. These can be found on the:

  • Whitwell and Normanton car parks at Rutland Water Park.
  • Marlow car park at Grafham Water Park.
  • Brixworth Country Park car park at Pitsford Water Park.
  • Stutton car park at Alton Water Park.

Buying a new bicycle - the Rutland Water and Grafham Water cycle centres also offer a huge range of bicycles accessories. Expert staff are always on hand to give you the best advice when it comes to selecting your new bicycle. They also provide a bicycle repair service - should you need it!

 

Listed cycle routes, some for the more experienced cyclist

Route Name Start End Duration Miles
Langham Ridge Loop Melton Road (A606), Langham Melton Road (A606), Langham 00:30 5.33
Rutland & Lincolnshire 100 Circle Burley Road (B668) Burley Road (B668) 09:54 99.22
Rutland Water Circuit Sykes Lane, off Whitwell Road (A606) Sykes Lane, off Whitwell Road (A606) 01:24 14.98
Stretton to Belvoir Loop Stretton Road (off A1), Stretton Stretton Road (off A1), Stretton 08:00 80.19
Whitwell Loop of Rutland Water Whitwell Whitwell 02:18 23.05

 

Rockingham Forest - Fineshade Woods

The site offers visitors a unique opportunity to get inside the local environment, to explore it, to see local wildlife up close, and learn about local crafts and the heritage of the area. The visitor centre is open daily from 10am to 5pm summer, 4pm winter. You can walk or cycle the trails then refresh yourself at the Lodge Cafe, or browse in the RSPB shop. There are a host of activities and events throughout the year for people of all ages to enjoy. (approx 5 miles from the holiday cottage)