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Sat Nav: Rutland Watersports, Bull Brigg lane, Whitwell LE15 8BL
The event takes place from the shore of Rutland Water in the Village of Whitwell, located on the North shore of Rutland Water between Barnsdale and Empingham.
Rutland water is scattered with facilities around its perimeter with Whitwell being its major hub for Watersports, Cycling and Climbing.
Getting to the site is easy and once you're there we have signposted the site to ensure a stress-free visit. Just follow the event signs to race registration.
From Oakham A606
Travel along the A606 towards Stamford along Rutland Waters North shore. You will pass through Barnsdale with Rutland water on your right-hand side the entire way. Turn right just as you enter the village of Whitwell. Follow the winding road until you reach the entry barriers. Directions will be clear from this point to get you to registration.
From Stamford A606
Travel along the A606 towards Oakham, pass through the village of Empingham, then through Whitwell. As you exit the village turn left just at the brow of the hill and approach the national speed limit signs.
(After the Village of Empingham you will get a view of the swim course and Rutland Water on your left-hand side.)
On the A1 Northbound
When driving on the A1 Northbound continue North until you see signposts for Oakham, Rutland Water and the A606. Take the junction for Oakham. The slipway you require is located just outside the town of Stamford, there are several junctions for Stamford before you reach this point, waiting for the correct junction will bypass the town. Earlier exits take you through the town unnecessarily. A606 Oakham. Follow the road for several miles, through the Village of Empingham and on to Whitwell. The site entrance is on the left as you exit the village.
On the A1 Southbound
When travelling from the North head towards the town of Stamford. look for signs towards Oakham A606 and Rutland Water.
Take this slipway then turn Right towards Oakham on the A606 on the very outskirts of Stamford.
A47 from the East (Peterborough)
On the A47 leaving Peterborough take the A1 Northbound toward Stamford at the Village of Wansford. Continue North until you see signposts for Oakham, Rutland Water and the A606. Take the junction for Oakham. There are several junctions for Stamford before you reach this point. They will take you through the town unnecessarily. A606 Oakham. Follow the road for several miles, through the Village of Empingham and on to Whitwell. The site entrance is on the left as you exit the village.
A47 From the West (Leicester)
Follow the A47 from Leicester until you reach the small Town of Uppingham. Take the second left on the roundabout on the A6003 towards Oakham. Continue along this road until you find yourself on the Outskirts of the town of Oakham. When you reach the roundabout on the outskirts of the town, turn right onto A606 towards Stamford. Follow this road where you will see Rutland Water on your right-hand side. As you reach the Village Whitwell, you are looking for a junction on your right where you will see the event well signposted.
The easiest and most convenient accommodation is the camp site on the Whitwell site. It's 30 seconds from the event site
To book the camp site contact Rutland Watersports on 01780 460154
For a huge range of accommodation options for all budgets as well as a wealth of information about what else you can do during your visit to Rutland visit the Discover Rutland Website by clicking on the logo