GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rutland Round

65 miles (105 km)

Explore the peaceful countryside of Rutland on this delightful circular walk. The route passes Oakham, Uppingham, Eyebrook Reservoir, Ketton, Harringworth Welland Viaduct, Empingham and Thistleton. There are also two sections along Rutland Water - one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe.
The walk is waymarked with a yellow and green disc.

Rutland Round OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rutland Round Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The pretty little village of Lyddington is a good place to stop on the route. There's a very good pub here in the form of The Marquess of Exeter. It's an attractive pub with a large outdoor seating area with views of the surrounding countryside. It's the ideal spot to relax with a drink or meal in fine weather. You can find it at 52 Main Street with a postcode of LE15 9LT for your sat navs.
The Marquess of Exeter Hotel, Lyddington - geograph.org.uk - 573608 St Andrew's Churchyard, Lyddington - geograph.org.uk - 494903
Pictured above left the Marquess of Exeter pub in Lyddington near the reservoir. On the right is the churchyard in the village. It's a worthy place for an easy stroll with other attractions including Lyddington Bede House, owned byEnglish Heritage. ThisGrade Ilisted buildingincorporates parts of a medieval bishop's palace. The remains of the fishponds of the bishop's palace are nearby.
The Harbour Cafe is in a lovely spot overlooking Whitwell Harbour on Rutland Water. It's another 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 the Northamptonshire village of Harringworth there's the Spokes cafe to consider. The friendly cafe sells a good range of meals, snacks and treats. There's pleasant outdoor seating and a secure courtyard for bike storage. You can find them at Meadow Cottage with a postcode of NN17 3AH for your sat navs. The village is located close to the impressive Harringworth Welland Viaduct, which is one of the highlights on the route. The Grade II listed viaduct is about a kilometre long, and was completed in 1878. It contains 82 arches and is notable as the longest masonry viaduct across a valley in Britain.

Photos

Rutland Round and railway - geograph.org.uk - 460206

A "cattle creep" bridge that carried the former London and North Western Railway branch line from Seaton, Rutland to Uppingham. The Rutland Round footpath now passes through it.

Walking the Rutland Round - geograph.org.uk - 2448206

Walking the Rutland Round. Near the River Welland, just east of Barrowden.

Looking uphill from the Rutland Round - geograph.org.uk - 2447817

Field near Tixover

Oakham Buttercross - geograph.org.uk - 2523602

Oakham Buttercross

Lax Hill and Rutland Water - geograph.org.uk - 1011065

Lax Hill and Rutland Water

Market Square, Uppingham - geograph.org.uk - 2213573

Market Square, Uppingham

View of the Welland Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 2407894

View of the Welland Viaduct

Eyebrook Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 2407959

Eyebrook Reservoir

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