- Following the path around Rutland Water at the start of the route. You'll also be able to explore the medieval market town of Oakham where there's some wonderful old architecture at the Norman castle and the 16th century Oakham School.
- The River Welland and Burghley House at Stamford
- The section along the River Nene and through Ferry Meadows Country Park in Peterborough
- The wonderful Welney WWT near Downham Market. The reserve is one of the best bird watching sites in the country.
- Following the River Nene through March in Cambridgeshire
- The magnificent Ely Cathedral and gardens
- Following the Little Ouse River through Brandon and Santon Downham where there's a notable 12th century church to see.
- Brandon Country Park and Thetford Forest
- The delightful RSPB Lakenheath Fen nature reserve near Brandon
- The final section through the Breckland Heaths and Forests
The walk is well waymarked with a yellow arrow featuring two swords.
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The Harbour Cafe is in a lovely spot overlooking Whitwell Harbour on Rutland Water. It's a great place to stop on the route and rest your legs. The cafe is open 7 days a week from March until November then they open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the Winter. They offer a wide variety of, cooked breakfasts, home cooked lunches, snacks, great coffee and cakes in a relaxed family friendly environment. There's a great outdoor seating area with fine views of the water. You can find the cafe on Bull Brigg Lane with a postcode of LE15 8BL for your sat navs.
In March there's The Ship Inn to consider. The historic thatched inn dates back to 1680 and sits in a lovely riverside location. Inside there's a charming interior with unusual carved beams said to have "fallen off a barge" during the building of Ely Cathedral. Outside there's a garden area where you can enjoy a view over the river and the boats with your meal. You can find them at 1 Nene Parade with postcode PE15 8TD for your sat navs.
In Barnack there's the Millstone to consider. It's an historic pub of some note, dating to 1672. They have bistro dining and a beautiful courtyard with it’s own outside bar. You can find them at a postcode of PE9 3ET for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
At the end of the route near Thetford you can pick up the West Harling Circular Walk, located just to the south of the trail at the Roudham Medieval village. West Harling is an interesting old deserted village with a 13th century church and some nice trails to follow around the surrounding woodland and the River Thet which runs through the area.
Near Stamford you will pass the Barnack Hills And Holes National Nature Reserve. There's a rather interesting and unusual landscape here with grassy undulating slopes in an ancient medieval quarry. The site is noted for some signficant flora and fauna as well. You can find the reserve on the western side of Barnack village. Postcode for sat navs is PE9 3EU.