Things to do in Rutland
Rutland is at the very heart of rural England and is blessed with stunning scenery and the perfect setting for lots of year-round activities for all ages. We've listed some of the most popular below; whether or not you visit Wing Hall, Rutland deseves a visit!
Rutland has an inexhaustible number of cycle routes, through quiet country lanes to a 26 mile-long track around Rutland Water. Every level of cyclist will find a selection of trails to suit their speed or cycling style and even if your style is different to that of your party. there's likely to be a country pub not too far ahead where you can wait... or be waited for!
The cycle trail around Rutland Water offers probably the most popular local route, with stunning views from almost every stretch. There are a selection of routes at Rutland Water, ranging from the 6-or-so miles around the Hambleton Peninsula to a 12 mile route or the full 26 miles. We have leaftlets on the different trails at Wing Hall.
For bike hire or emergency repairs on the trail around Rutland Water, there are two cycle hire / repair centres located at Whitwell and Edith Weston, both on the trail around Rutland Water. Both shops offer a good range of accessories and parts. See our links page for the Rutland Cycle Hire website.
Rutland has some very special walks; ranging from hill-top paths to tracks through wooded glades, the variety justifies the county motto 'Multum in parvo' (Much in little).
One of the most famous and most popular walking routes is the 'Rutland Round', covering 65 miles in length, it can be started at different points to reduce the length for something more manageable.
Of course, the Rutland Round takes the walker alongside Rutland Water and some of the prettiest villages in the county.
There are also national footpaths which criss-cross Rutland, these include the Viking Way, the Macmillan Way, the Hereward Way and the Jurrasic Way. For more information on these and other local walks, the Ramblers' Association website has a pretty comprehensive list!
In addition to this, we have our own favourite walks which set off from - and return to - Wing Hall. We'd be more than happy to share these routes with you - please feel free to ask any of the staff at Wing Hall.
With Europe's largest man-made lake on your doorstep, you might expect sailing would be a popular activity! Atttracting sailors, experienced and novice, from all over England (and further afield), Rutland Water is a massive draw, just a mile from Wing Hall.
Anglian Water provides a facility at Whitwell, Rutland Watersports, which offers a good slip-way in a sheltered cover along with a shop, cafe/bar, showers and changing facilities.
Wing Hall Farm Shop offers a wide range of fresh local produce, ranging from freshly-baked bread delivered daily (from Hambleton Bakery), local seasonal vegetables, Leicestershire cooked and fresh meat and cheeses from around the British Isles (including, of course, local Stilton and Cheddar).
In addition to pastries and cakes, speciality chocolates, coffee and teas, Wing Hall Farm shop also provides household basics, including tinned goods, cleaning essentials and a range of familiar larder brand-names.
See www.winghall.co.uk/farmshop.html for more information.