Spy on endangered wildfowl at Rutland Water Nature Reserve
Rutland Water, Rutland
Visit Rutland Water's famous wildfowl sanctuary, covering a 1,000 acres of bird hides, mucky nature trails and interactive visitor centres.
Rutland Water Nature Reserve is home to the first Ospreys to breed in England for over 150 years. These birds have been spotted using the reservoir for the last 25 years as a stopping-off point on the way to and from Africa.
While you're here, hop on Rutland Water's Osprey & Wildlife Cruises - the ultimate boat trip for anyone who fancies seeing these magnificent birds close up in their natural habitat.
And just around the corner from the nature reserve is the Rutland Falconry & Owl Centre, set in 42 acres of unspoilt woodland. It's home to a huge range of birds, including owls, hawks, falcons, blizzards, eagles and vultures, and you can even learn how to handle these amazing birds, or sit back and watch a fascinating falconry demonstration.
Rutland Water Reserve will reopen on 22 June following the COVID-19 lockdown - please visit the website below for further information and restrictions before travelling.
For more local tourist information:
- Rutland Water Tourist Information Centre
- Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Details 01780 686800