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.

Just 2 miles from Oakham’s train and bus stations, the VTC is within easy reach of public transport and is just a short drive from the A1, A47 and A606. Plenty of parking is available; your car will be locked in at night (gates locked for the night by 11pm). For more information visit:

The VTC sleeps up to eight people in our two bunk rooms. You may have to share your room with up to three other people (this will be single sex whenever possible); there are four single bunk beds per room. The rooms have been designed to provide basic overnight accommodation for Rutland Water Nature Reserve; you must provide your own duvet and pillow, bed linen, towels, toiletries, food and drink. A fridge, freezer, basic kitchen utensils, cutlery and crockery are provided as well as tea, coffee and milk.

The ground floor of the building is fully accessible, complete with accessible toilet and wet room. There are two separate shower rooms for guests.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.

There is a charge of £15.00 per person, per night payable at the time of booking.

You can check in any time after 3pm on the day of your course. Check out time is 10am. You will be met on arrival by a member of the VTC team who will allocate you your bunk, locker and keys. You are welcome to leave the site in the evening, but please be aware that the gates to the car park, and the building itself will be locked by 11pm.

For more information get in touch with Sarah Proud via or call the Volunteer Training Centre on 01572 720049.

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