Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Things that flutter

Suitable for children aged 5 – 12 year olds. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Firecrest in trees in the Egleton Meadows at Rutland Water

A Guided Walk …….

Sign up for a walk with Jeff to explore the reserve and all the wildlife it has to offer.

2016 Photography Courses

2016 Photography Courses

Improve your photography skills by joining expert & tutor Pete Murray on one of his courses. There are courses suitable for beginners and intermediate with topics ranging from ‘Introduction to Natural History Photography’ through to  ‘Landscapes & Panorama Photography’ and ‘Close-Up Natural History Photography’.   These courses run on various dates from May to September […]

Waterfowl Count May 2016

Waterfowl Count May 2016

377 Mallards were present for the May count, putting them at the top of the list, followed by 294 Greylag Geese.

New Countryside Courses Available!

New Countryside Courses Available!

New Dates for our ever popular Dry Stone Walling and Hedgelaying Courses

Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling

Dates for Dry Stone Walling

Waterfowl Count March 2016

Waterfowl Count March 2016

The Eurasian Widgeon was once again present in the highest numbers in March. 1,555 were spotted by our team, down from 2,430 in February.

Waterfowl Count February 2016

Waterfowl Count February 2016

The Eurasian Widgeon was present in the highest numbers in February with 2,430 counted. Read on for the full figures.

Willow Weaving Flower Sculptures

Willow Weaving Flower Sculptures

Come along and spend a day creating a series of beautiful sculptural flowers for your home and garden. Starting with a simple flat flower you will progress onto more sculptural 3D projects This course is suitable for all ages. All materials, refreshments and lunch are included in the course fee. As places are limited we […]

Volunteering at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Volunteering at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Would you like to get involved with volunteering at the nature reserve? We are looking for 2016 weekend osprey volunteers, and more!

Long-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

The Long-billed Dowitcher is still here and can be seen from Shoveler Hide.  This picture was taken by Donald Talbot yesterday.

Waterfowl Count January 2016

Waterfowl Count January 2016

The Eurasian Widgeon was the most populous species on the reserve in January with 2993 recorded. Read on for the full figures.

2016 Wild Walks for parents and tots (or grandparents, aunties, uncles.........!)

2016 Wild Walks for parents and tots (or grandparents, aunties, uncles………!)

Come and explore the nature reserve with your little ones on one of our Wednesday morning Wild Walks – a relaxed introduction to some of our very special wildlife.     These walks begin at the Lyndon Visitor Centre at 10.30am and last for a couple of hours taking you on a journey of nature discovery on […]

2016 Wild Walks for all the family

2016 Wild Walks for all the family

Come and explore the reserve on one of our monthly Sunday afternoon walks. Suitable for the whole family, you will spend a couple of hours having a relaxed introduction to some of our very special wildlife. See our events listings for full details and booking information.

Badgers

Badger Watches – April to July 2016

We are excited to announce that we have confirmed the dates for our 2016 Badger Watches. These events are hosted by our Trainee Reserve Officers from our purpose built badger hide on the Egleton Reserve. Apart from hopefully being able to get good views of our badgers there are also many other nocturnal creatures that may […]

Pintail photographed by Ian Jones

2015 Report of Lagoons 5-8

Nigel Messenger has compiled an excellent diary of the goings-on at the new lagoons throughout 2015 – interesting reading for birders!

Landscape, Nature & Bird Photography Course 2016

Landscape, Nature & Bird Photography Course 2016

This One Day Digital Photography Course will  show you how to photograph landscapes, flowers, birds & other wildlife in their natural habitat is on Sunday May 1st – go to the events pages for more details. or visit http://www.digitalphotographycourses.co.uk

Waterfowl Count December 2015

Waterfowl Count December 2015

It’s a close one! The Tufted Duck population topped the board in December with 2179 counted, closely followed by the Eurasian Widgeon with only 16 less. Read on for the full figures.

Volunteer Thank You Video 2015

Volunteer Thank You Video 2015

With a team of over 450 volunteers at the reserve, we couldn’t do it without them!

Waterfowl Count November 2015

Waterfowl Count November 2015

The Eurasian Widgeon was present on the reserve in the highest numbers in November, with 2406 counted, closely followed by the Tufted Duck with 2133. Read on for the full figures.

Looking for accommodation?

Looking for accommodation?

If you are visiting Rutland Water Nature Reserve for one of our two-day courses and need somewhere to stay, the Volunteer Training Centre (VTC) can provide a simple yet comfortable night’s sleep on a budget, in a beautiful setting.

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Lagoon 4 Wildlife Meadow Creation

This Autumn, we are hoping to start work on a project that is to be funded by a very generous donation from Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust member, Dr Sharples. Assistant Reserve Officer, Fran Payne, tells us more…

Family Drop in Days 2016

Family Drop in Days 2016

Just drop in for a craft session and a bug hunt in our wonderful woodland! Hunt for bugs and beasties in the pond! Catch fantastic flying minibeasts, explore the nature reserve, and join in with craft activities for children.

Nature Explorers 2016

Nature Explorers 2016

Nature Explorers is a four part series of activity days aimed at children aged 5-10. The children will get to experience all four seasons and the fascinating changes they bring to the reserve.