Rutland is England’s smallest county but also one of the prettiest to walk in, with a rural landscape dominated by rolling green hills and the vast expanse of Rutland Water.
Rutland Water is the standout attraction, with walking routes stretching from short strolls around the Hambleton Peninsula to a full 25-mile circuit of the reservoir. The area is rightly famed for its birdlife, with more than 25,000 waterfowl on show in peak seasons and Rutland Water’s famous resident ospreys – the first to breed England for 150 years.
There are also beautiful walks around the towns of Oakham and Uppingham, with many more quaint villages and country pubs to discover.
Choose your favourite Rutland walk from the list below: