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It may be England’s smallest, but in terms of scenery, hikes around Rutland showcase a county that punches way above its weight. The county’s motto is Multum in Parvo, Latin for ‘much in little’, and once you’ve enjoyed a hike in Fineshade Wood, discovered Burghley House and Rockingham Castle, or explored Exton Park and its elegant Fort Henry, you’ll understand why.


The blue heart of the region is Rutland Water, the largest artificial lake in England by surface area and home to perhaps the finest walks around Rutland. Nestled amongst 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) of gorgeous rolling countryside, the reservoir and its surroundings are a delight to explore. Around its 23-mile (37 km) perimeter are many bird watching hides, where you can keep an eye out for the resident ospreys, among others.


Rutland is peppered with pretty villages, with plenty of cosy inns to relax in after a day spent hiking. The market town of Oakham is the county’s largest settlement and is the ideal base for adventures here.


Top 20 best walks and hikes in Rutland

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    Easy
    01:41
    3.97 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Difficult
    07:36
    18.3 mi
    2.4 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    02:02
    4.93 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    03:04
    7.44 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    5
    Easy
    01:55
    4.53 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    200 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Difficult
    07:00
    16.8 mi
    2.4 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    02:42
    6.58 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    8
    Intermediate
    02:13
    5.30 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    9
    Intermediate
    03:44
    9.08 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:34
    6.09 mi
    2.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Difficult
    05:46
    13.4 mi
    2.3 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    12
    Intermediate
    01:56
    4.48 mi
    2.3 mph
    275 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    04:26
    10.7 mi
    2.4 mph
    275 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Easy
    01:18
    3.10 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    15
    Intermediate
    03:41
    8.58 mi
    2.3 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    16
    Intermediate
    03:53
    9.30 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    17
    Intermediate
    02:42
    6.45 mi
    2.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    02:06
    4.92 mi
    2.3 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    02:42
    6.31 mi
    2.3 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Difficult
    05:26
    12.8 mi
    2.4 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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