Enjoy Our Countryside
| There are a multitude of bridleways and footpaths radiating
out from Kings Cliffe, making it easy to enjoy our lovely
countryside, and keep fit to boot! Make sure you keep
an eye out for local wildlife, commonly sighted are Red
Kites, Deer, Hare to name but a few.
Ordnance Survey explorer maps applicable for the area
are 234 (Kings Cliffe and area to the north and west including
Rutland Water), 224 (Kings Cliffe and area to the south
and west including Rockingham Forest and Nene Valley),
and 227 (area to east of Kings Cliffe including Nene Valley).
| The open countryside around Kings Cliffe makes for
some great cycling, both on and off road. Transition Kings
Cliffe are in the process of generating route maps for
local cycle rides. Plus there are off road tracks available
in both Fineshade and Wakerly Woods, including short skills
loops running alongside the main routes to test your cycling
ability and have fun! If you get tired and find yourself
in need of refreshment there’s a great café at Top Lodge
in Fineshade Woods. You can also hire bikes from
Fantastic walking in all directions – just get out
those OS maps and explore! Personal doorstep favourites
include a circuit to Blatherwycke past the allotments
and back up through Fineshade, the Jurassic Way through
Fineshade to Duddington, and the Apethorpe circuit,
taking in the Kings Head of course. Other recommended
spots for walking are the Hambleton Peninsula at Rutland
Water, Nene Valley Way, Wadenhoe and surrounds, Lyddington
and the Eyebrook Reservoir, and Belton-in-Rutland and
There is also a local long-distance walking challenge
called the Rutland Round, 65 miles long with plenty
of attractive villages to stay in overnight. What a
great way to get to know your local countryside.
|Another popular local activity, made easy by suitable
terrain with lots of bridleways. There are plenty of stables
and riding centres around.
We have a navigable river and a beautiful reservoir
close by, which makes us a great spot for various water
activities such as canal boating, canoeing/kayaking,
sailing, and windsurfing. Rutland Watersports Centre
is on the north shore of Rutland Water at Whitwell,
and offers tuition and equipment hire for sailing, kayaking,
and windsurfing. Tallington Lakes near Stamford offers
the same for water-skiing, jet-skiing, windsurfing,
canoeing/kayaking and more!
If you prefer a more peaceful way of exploring the
water the navigable River Nene is ideal, by canoe, kayak
near Stamford, the largest and grandest house of the first
near Corby, a most interesting house with beautiful gardens
and extensive grounds.
near Kettering, ‘the English Versailles’, another nearby
Old Rectory Gardens
in Sudborough, and irresistible English garden.
near Corby, a former royal castle and hunting lodge, beautiful
near Grantham, impressive castle set on a hilltop amidst
|Kirby Hall near Corby, one of England’s
great Elizabethan houses.
near Oundle, a romantic part Gothic house with lovely
|Flag Fen Archaeology Park near Peterborough,
home to a unique and ancient wooden monument built during
the Bronze Age.
near Bourne, 13th century castle surrounded by gardens
a steam railway that runs for 7.5 miles between Yarwell
Junction and Peterborough, stopping at Wansford, Ferry
Meadows, and Orton Mere.
Fun for Kids
near Peterborough, and 18th century mill and country farm
that has something for everyone, such as friendly farm
animals, a straw bale maze, a Shire Horse centre, and
Ice - Ice Skating
indoor play area for kids in Peterborough.
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