Visitor Centre News

30 Days Wild!

30 Days Wild!

It might seem a long way away after our recent snowfall, but this June 30 Days Wild returns for it’s 4th year! For those of you new to 30 Days Wild, it is simply a challenge, from the Wildlife Trusts to you, to do something wild every day for the month of June. This could […]

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.

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

A Sand Martin feeding its newly-hatched chicks in the artificial bank beside lagoon 2

Sand Martin Nest Cam

Thanks to funding from The Caterpillar Foundation there are now two artificial Sand Martin banks at the reserve. A generous donation from the Rutland Natural History Society has enabled the installation of a special live camera, viewable on a big screen within the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre.

IN FOCUS - The Binocular and Telescope Specialists

IN FOCUS – The Binocular and Telescope Specialists

In Focus is the Binocular and Telescope Specialist Shop located in the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

Sweep-netting for invertebrates in the meadows at Egleton

Bioblitz 2013 results

So how many species of wildlife are there at Rutland Water Nature Reserve? Its not an easy question to answer. Click the pic to find out the Bioblitz 2013 results.