Situated in the wonderful countryside famously associated with Rutland Water, Spindleberry Woods is a fast developing young predominantly broadleaved woodland which will bring delight to all those that visit for years to come. Located approximately 10 minutes from the beautiful and historic market town of Uppingham.
As the woodland is nestled within the County of Rutland, it has a very convenient central England location, approximately 2 hour drive from London. The wood has been stocked with over 5000 native species including Ash, Oak, Silver Birch and native shrubs including the Spindleberry tree.
The trees have been planted in such a way that there is plenty of open space, offering excellent views across the attractive county of Rutland, and plenty of room for children to wear themselves out!
IDYLLIC RURAL DESTINATION
Rutland is an idyllic rural destination offering a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. While being a relatively hidden gem, Rutland is convenient to reach from all directions as it is situated in the heart of the England, making it an ideal location for both long and short breaks in the UK.
Rich in history and full of character come and discover the delights that this beautiful county has to offer, whether it is a taste of traditional England, with its quintessentially English towns and villages. Or the fantastic Rutland Water where you can enjoy the great outdoors, walking, cycling, fishing, golfing, rock wall climbing, high ropes adventure, and wild swimming (new for 2014), or chose from a huge choice of water sports.
Rutland Water also has an internationally famous nature reserve that is managed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust. The reserve occupies the shoreline and shallow water lagoons along 9 miles of the western end of Rutland Water Reservoir and is one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, holding 20,000 wildfowl on a regular basis. There are currently 31 bird watching hides and nature trails from 2 visitor centres.
Several pairs of Ospreys bread in and around Rutland Water, and in 2001 the Rutland Osprey Project celebrated its first Osprey chick to fledge in Central England for 150 years.
The Rutland Falconry & Owl Centre set in 42 acres of unspoilt woodland is also a popular family attraction, and is home to a huge range of birds including owls, hawks, falcons, buzzards, eagles and vultures.