Enjoy Rutland's great outdoors


Sports & Recreation

You won't be stuck for something to do in Rutland! Get outdoors and make a splash with excellent watersport and sailing facilities, or if you prefer something a little more sedate, take a wander round our local nature reserves or country houses.

If you're a keen fisherman or woman (or would perhaps like to try it for the first time), we offer a fantastic fly-fishing package - click here for more details

What's Available

Burghley Horse Trials

Burghley House is a mere 10 miles from our hotel, and this annual event is one of the largest in the UK sporting calendar a firm favourite with the equestrian community and a fantastic day out for all the family!



With its miles of cyclepaths, gently undulating landscape and winding country lanes, Rutland lends itself beautifully to being explored by bicycle, you can hire a bike from our friends at Rutland Cycling.



With our fantastic location on the shores of Rutland Water, renowned as one of the finest trout fishing lakes in Europe, we have teamed up with Rutland Water Fly Fishing Adventures to offer fishing packages and breaks. We can arrange tailor-made, friendly, patient and informative fly fishing lessons for all abilities, from complete beginners to improvers.



Whether you're a water baby or a landlubber, why not give sailing on Rutland Water a go? Rutland Sailing School is run by a team of fully-trained instructors whose reputation is second to none and will give you the confidence to earn your sea (or is it lake?) legs!

The Beach!

Despite our landlocked location, we do have a beach on the north shore of Rutland Water that can be accessed throughout the year!

Rockingham Horse Trials

Established in 2013, Fairfax & Favor has been a regular exhibitor at the British Eventing affiliated fixture, and its name is now well established both inside and outside the equestrian market. With the rapid growth of the luxury, lifestyle brand, co-founders Felix Favor Parker and Marcus Fairfax Fountaine decided the 2018 was the perfect time to step up a level in the world of eventing.

To keep up to date with all the latest news about the Fairfax & Favor Rockingham International Horse Trials visit:


A fantastic, enjoyable experience for all ages (7 upwards), whether it’s a whole family, getting kids outdoors and interacting with nature (a great fun and educational time away from the computer), or just a special treat for your special person.

We concentrate on you doing the handling, flying and feeding and finding out all those special fascinating facts.

Spectators are up close, can ask questions, take photos and also have a fantastic time.


Rutland Water is a special place...


square kilometres in area


miles of cycle paths