Rutland Water, Fishermens Car Park

    Map key:

    • Selected Wild Place = PINK
    • Other Wild Places = RED
    • Public Rights of Way = GREEN
    • VC55 boundary = BLUE
    Getting There

    By Car take the signposted Egleton-Hambleton turn off the A606 Oakham-Stamford road about a mile east of Oakham. Continue towards Hambleton for about two miles, at the end of the woods on the left there is a short track turning into the Fishermens Car park at [SK 896080]. There is ample parking at this site (see photo above).

    Managed By
    Anglian Water
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 64


    Fishermens Car Park is located off the road from Oakham onto the Hambleton Peninsula and offers extensive views of the North Arm of Rutland Water looking across towards Barnsdale. In winter many rare species of birds have been observed from this point and on sunny days the north facing views are well lit. A scope is essential for viewing at this locality as most birds are viewed at a distance.

    Wildlife Highlights

    In winter months rare grebes, sea ducks, divers and winter swans. Up to date information can be found at

    Further Information

    The site lies within Hambleton CP

    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    WigeonAnas penelope25/01/2018Steve Mathers
    Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis25/01/2018Steve Mathers
    Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus25/01/2018Steve Mathers
    GoldeneyeBucephala clangula25/01/2018Steve Mathers
    Mute SwanCygnus olor25/01/2018Steve Mathers
    RobinErithacus rubecula25/01/2018Steve Mathers
    Tufted DuckAythya fuligula25/01/2018Steve Mathers
    Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus25/01/2018Steve Mathers
    CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo25/01/2018Steve Mathers
    SwiftApus apus01/06/2017Rod Baker
    BuzzardButeo buteo16/05/2017Rod Baker
    OspreyPandion haliaetus02/05/2017Rod Baker
    OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus02/05/2017Rod Baker
    GoldeneyeBucephala clangula01/04/2017Rod Baker
    Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus28/03/2017Rod Baker