and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Egleton Nature Reserve

With Maureen and Gordon - we explored the hides around the lagoons, and then walked up to and round Lax Hill - in all getting on for 6 miles. Weather better than we expected - warm and a bit muggy, but some sun and no rain, other than a few spots. Some damp patches underfoot, though the main walks were fine.

We saw plenty of gulls, various kinds of duck, coot, swans, terns, great crested grebe (one on a nest) and a little egret.  We didn't visit the Lyndon reserve where you can watch the ospreys.

Map of the reserve

Information about Rutland Nature Reserve

We had to get permits from the Visitor Centre at Egleton - £4.30 each for us seniors, for a  day's permit. The only way to see this part of the land round Rutland Water.
View from the Robin Hide

View from the Lapwing Hide across to the Hambleton peninsula

Map and details

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