Wing Hall Campsite

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Cycling UK Louth

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Venue: Wing Hall Campsite OS Grid Reference SK 89033 02806

Wing Hall, Wing, Oakham, RUTLAND, LE15 8RQ

Date: Friday 21st May - Monday 24th May 2021

Cost: Car+Tent £12 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 from 17th May 2021.

The Button Hole Cafe

Wednesday and Thursday  09.00 am - 17.00 pm

(breakfast 09.00 am till 10.30 am)

Friday 09.00 am - 22.00 pm

(brunch 11.00 am - 14.00 pm)

Saturday 09.00 am - 21.00 pm

(evening food 17.30 - 21.30)

Sunday 08.00 am - 16.00 pm

(coffee and cake only)

There's 'The King's Arms' public house adjacent to the campsite that boasts accommodation as well as fine food and drink.

A few miles away at Manton, there' also the 'Horse and Jockey Inn' which serves snacks every day, and the 'Wheatsheaf' in Edith Weston also serves food. There's always the Captain Noel Newton Weatherspoons in Oakham.

ACTIVITIES

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.

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

Route distance 19 miles (30 km) view and download HERE (OS) and HERE (Ride with GPS)

(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)

Route distance 34 miles (55 km) view and download HERE (OS) and HERE (Ride with GPS)

Option 3. Oakham Circular HILLY (2000 ft climb)

WING - OAKHAM - WING

Route distance 38 miles (61 km) view and download HERE (OS) and HERE (Ride with GPS)

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

Route distance miles 53 miles (86 km). View and download route HERE (OS) and HERE (Ride with GPS)

Option 5. Rutland Sportive (2300 ft climb)

WING - OAKHAM - WING (a longer, more challenging ride with 2,300 ft climb) - The Rutland Sportive

Route distance 55 miles (89 km) view and download HERE (OS) and HERE (Ride with GPS)

Option 6. Welland Viaduct

Wing to Welland Viaduct (thanks to John Rickett and Rob Cook for the information on this historic viaduct)

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33720733

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

Option 1.

WING - STAMFORD - WING (short) Possibility of a visit to Burghley House for refreshments

Route distance 31 miles (50 km). View and download route HERE (OS) and HERE (Ride with GPS)

Option 2.

WING - STAMFORD - WING (medium) Possibility of a visit to Burghley House for refreshments

Route distance 44 miles (72 km). View and download route HERE (OS) and HERE (Ride with GPS)

Option 3.

WING - STAMFORD - WING (long) Possibility of a visit to Burghley House for refreshments

Route distance 52 miles (84 km). View and download route HERE (OS) and HERE (Ride with GPS)

 

Option 4.

RUTLAND HILLY (a longer, more challenging ride with 2,900 ft climb) - The Rutland CiCLE Tour with a visit to the Giant Store

Route distance miles 53 miles (86 km). View and download route HERE (OS) and HERE (Ride with GPS)

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.

WING HALL

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.

 

 

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