Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Breeding species on the reserve include cormorants, redshanks, lapwing, teal, nightingale, sedge warbler, kestrels, kingfishers, grey herons, and, in recent years, osprey.
The visitor centre has a gift shop and education centre, as well as an exhibition area and interactive displays aimed at providing education to adults and children about the area. During the summer there are informational displays about the Osprey Project, aimed at reintroducing ospreys to the Rutland Water area.
The Birdwatching Centre is home to the immensely popular annual birdwatching festival known as the British Birdwatching Fair (BirdFest), which usually runs in late August. BirdFest is organised by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust with RSPB and is billed as the first and largest birdwatching fair in the world.
The Anglian Water Birdwatching centre is open throughout the year. Current opening times are 9:00am to 5:00pm (4:00pm November - April), but please check with the official website before visiting. A fee applies to visit the reserve. There is another visitor centre just a couple of miles away at the Lyndon Hill Nature Reserve.
About Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre
Address: Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton, Rutland, England, LE15 8BT
Attraction Type: Countryside
Location: At the eastern edge of Egleton village. Signposted from the A6003 south of Oakham
Website: Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Egleton, St Edmund's Church - 0.2 miles (Historic Church)
Rutland County Museum - 1.3 miles (Museum)
Oakham Castle - 1.5 miles (Castle)
Oakham, All Saints Church - 1.5 miles (Historic Church)
Hambleton, St Andrews Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church)
Manton, St Mary's Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church)
Burley, Holy Cross Church - 2 miles (Historic Church)
Brooke, St Peter's Church - 2 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01780 686 800