We all know that Autumn can be a mixed bag when it comes to the weather, so it’s a great idea to have a few things lined up that are great for both rainy and sunny days.
Our guide to visiting Rutland in Autumn has something for everyone – nature lovers, families and those simply looking for something to do during a spare few hours.
Have a read and why not comment below with your favourite things to do in Rutland in Autumn too?
Autumn bird watching in Rutland
The Rutland Osprey Project is a big attraction for many visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the birds of prey. However, in Autumn the Ospreys will have migrated to warmer climates.
But that doesn’t mean bird watching is off the list of things to do in Rutland in Autumn. In fact, you may find the cooler months a little quieter, so head to Rutland Water and look out for one of their bird watching hides. During Autumn you are likely to see the over-wintering birds flocking too.
A great bird watching route in Autumn, with two hides on Greetham Valley along the way, is around Fort Henry Ponds, which you can find out more about here.
A more unusual activity to enjoy in Rutland is rummaging through some of the great local antique shops. Uppingham, a gorgeous market town in Rutland, is known for its range of different antique shops whilst Oakham and Stamford also have a number of gems to offer. Have a look for some shops nearby and get antiques hunting!
Food to try in Autumn
If you’re a bit of a foodie then Rutland is a great destination for you during the Autumn. Rutland has a fantastic range of pubs and restaurants which embrace seasonal and locally sourced produce. Look out for pubs with pheasant, wild mushrooms, damsons and pumpkin on the menu at this time of year.
Don’t forget that you can stop by our Greetham Valley restaurants too, for some great food to warm you up after a day playing golf or walking round Rutland!
Wildlife in Rutland
Autumn is the perfect time to discover some of the wildlife around Rutland and that’s beyond bird watching too! With Autumn being rutting season, head to Burghley House and you could catch a glimpse of some stags. Or go for a ramble around Rutland and you should come across the odd horse chestnut tree, perfect for collecting conkers in late September.
If you’re keen to explore more of the outdoors head to Barnsdale Gardens (a 5 minute drive from Greetham Valley) where you can also enjoy an afternoon tea.
If you enjoy walking, make sure you look out for some blackberrying spots along the way too.
Great Autumn activities at Greetham Valley
Don’t forget that there is plenty to do at Greetham Valley in the Autumn too! You can enjoy 45 holes of golf at Greetham Valley, walking, birdwatching and wildlife onsite and on rainy days there’s the driving range, lounge bar, games room and gym to be enjoyed!
There are plenty of great things to do in Rutland during Autumn, so why not pay us a visit and make the most of the beautiful countryside and great activities?