Rutland Water Lagoons. Seven and nine miles. Level of difficulty GRADE 3. Tracks alongside Lagoons by courtesy of Anglian Water.
This new ride was offered as the Manton-Brooke Ride last year. It has two stewarded crossings of the busy A6003; a stewarded railway crossing; a short stretch on pavement/verge adjacent to the A6003; several un-stewarded gates and a field of cattle. It also includes a unique chance to ride on a part of Rutland Water estate, past the Lagoons provided for the wading birds, which is normally inaccessible to horse riders. It takes in the deserted plague village of Martinsthorpe as well as the pretty village of Brooke, with options to loop through Egleton and Manton as well. Mainly BWs and off-road tracks with some quiet tarmacked roads.
For further details, please contact Roger Linford.