Explore England’s smallest historic county on foot, bike or bus


Rutland is a wonderful place for walking and cycling all year round and each season brings its own rich palette of colours to the rolling countryside.

Rutland offers circular walks through stunningly pretty villages with stone and thatched roofed cottages and idyllic rural spots such as Fort Henry at Exton. Start or finish your walk with a traditional pub lunch in the Fox and Hounds.

For those who like more of a challenge there is the Rutland Round, a 65-mile circular walking route with views to compete with many of the better-known tourist spots in England but without the crowds.

One of the most exhilarating ways to explore Rutland is along winding country lanes or along 23 miles of cycle tracks around Rutland Water on bikes that can be hired from Rutland Cycling.

Rutland is conveniently situated for the South and South East of England with train journey times of only two hours. Indeed viewing the county has never been easier with the Shorelink tourism bus offering the chance to explore the countryside without a car.

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For more local tourist information:

  • Rutland Water Tourist Information Centre
  • Email Address [email protected]
  • Contact Details 01780 686800

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