Hambleton Churchyard

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    The main road (Oakham Road) into Upper Hambleton is accessed from the A606 just after the A6003 roundabout, on the eastern edge of Oakham (or from Church Road going north from Egleton). Follow Oakham Road up the hill and into the village. The church is on the right, opposite The Finch's Arms.

    Some roadside parking is available throughout the village, but be mindful of signage and residents. There is also parking in the pub opposite, should you fancy visiting both.

    No buses service the village directly, but it is possible to get the bus to Oakham and walk (approx. 54 minutes).

    https://bustimes.org/localities/oakham-rutland

    There is also a popular cycle route around the reservoir which includes the peninsula.

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 2

    Description

    Hambleton St Andrew's church is located at the highest point of the Upper Hambleton peninsula, which extends into Rutland Water from the west. The village is perched on high ground and surrounded on three sides by the waters of the reservoir. Most of the church, built from local Barnock stone, dates from the 12th century, but some Norman features can be found.

    Status

    Churchyard

    Further Information

    https://www.leicestershirechurches.co.uk/hambleton-st-andrews/

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    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    RavenCorvus corax19/08/2014Rod Baker
    BuzzardButeo buteo30/04/2013Rod Baker
    BuzzardButeo buteo06/04/2013Rod Baker