Wing Hall Campsite
Cycling UK Louth
Venue: Wing Hall Campsite OS Grid Reference SK 89033 02806
Wing Hall, Wing, Oakham, RUTLAND, LE15 8RQ
Date: 2021 TBA
Cost: Car+Tent £10 per person per night
The site has limited development but has all the essentials: showers, toilets, washing up points, a shop stocked with local produce. The cafe for those who might not fancy cooking will be open again in 2021.
The Button Hole Cafe is closed until 2021
Thursday 10.00 am - 15.00 pm
Friday 10.00 am - 21.00 pm
Saturday 09.00 am - 21.00 pm
There's 'The King's Arms' public house adjacent to the campsite that boasts accommodation as well as fine food and drink.
The pub is open for business (closed Monday and Tuesday) but due to Covid-19, tables MUST be booked in advance. Full details HERE
The Normanton Hotel by the reservoir is open and serving bar meals from about midday till about 9 pm as is signed up to the 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme. Menu HERE and HERE
A few miles away at Manton, there' also the 'Horse and Jockey Inn' which serves take away food until about 6 pm, and the 'Wheatsheaf' in Edith Weston that servers take away food from 6 pm till 8 pm. There's always the Captain Noel Newton Weatherspoons in Oakham.
There's no requirement to do anything other than relax and enjoy the facilities and countryside.
There are marked trails around Rutland Water and suggested routes to Oakham and Stamford.
The Captain Noel Newton Weatherspoons in Oakham is fully open.
Below are just a few routes that have been recommended, but these are just suggestions:
Option 1. Rutland Water Cycle Route
WING - RUTLAND WATER - WING
(Optional 8 mile (12 km) extension to Barnhill Creek via Upper Hambleton which would give a Route distance 28 miles (46 km)
Option 2. Oakham Circular
WING - OAKHAM - WING (1700 ft climb)
Option 3. Oakham Circular HILLY (2000 ft climb)
WING - OAKHAM - WING
Option 4. Rutland CiCle Tour Sportive (2,900 ft climb)
GIANT STORE (a longer, more challenging ride with 2,900 ft climb) - The Rutland CiCLE Tour with a visit to the Giant Store
Option 5. Rutland Sportive (2300 ft climb)
WING - OAKHAM - WING (a longer, more challenging ride with 2,300 ft climb) - The Rutland Sportive
Option 6. Welland Viaduct
Wing to Welland Viaduct (thanks to John Rickett and Rob Cook for the information on this historic viaduct)
Plenty to see in Oakham, including a visit to the Norman great hall of Oakham Castle. Open 10 am - 4 pm (closed Tuesday)
*Temporarily closed due to Covid-19*
In past years we've enjoyed routes to Stamford:
Routes to Stamford
WING - STAMFORD - WING (short) Possibility of a visit to Burghley House for refreshments
WING - STAMFORD - WING (medium) Possibility of a visit to Burghley House for refreshments
WING - STAMFORD - WING (long) Possibility of a visit to Burghley House for refreshments
RUTLAND HILLY (a longer, more challenging ride with 2,900 ft climb) - The Rutland CiCLE Tour with a visit to the Giant Store
HISTORY OF WING
Wing comes from "vengi", an old Norse or Viking word meaning field. The name is likely to refer to the village's location on a plateau between two river valleys. With the village dating from the 9th Century there's also a fascinating Labyrinth or Maze. It is cut out of turf and it's reputed to be of Medieval origin, possibly after one of a similar design in Chatres. It is one of only eight turf cut mazes left in Britain.
Perched up at a little over 400 ft (123 m) on a brow of a hill overlooking the River Charter, Wing Campsite lies just 2 miles
(3 km) from Rutland Water and is set in a magnificent rural landscape. Cycling UK Louth will be visiting from Thursday 15th August till Saturday 17th August (2 nights) for their Summer Camp.
Wing Hall is a beautiful Victorian country house, built between 1885 - 1891 by Edward Worrall, a Victorian gentleman whose family made its fortune developing a technique for dyeing velvet.