Centre Info

How to find us

We are a leisurely drive (15 minutes) from the A1 Stamford turn off. Travel West along the A606 towards Empingham, then take a left turn to Normanton and Edith Weston. After passing through these villages, the Lyndon Centre will be signposted on your right just after the Rutland Water Golf Course. If you’re travelling from the south, follow the A6003 towards Oakham and turn right towards Manton and Edith Weston. The Lyndon Centre will be signposted on your left after the Garden Nursery and Wellies Cafe.

Please use the interactive map above: Use the plus(+) and minus(-) signs to zoom in and out to get a general feel for our local area. Click on our blue place mark to see the full address. For a larger map click on the rectangular icon in the top right corner of the above map.

Opening Hours & Entry Fees

The Lyndon Visitor Centre is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m from mid-March until early September. You need a permit to go out onto the reserve. These cost £6.00 for adults, £5 for concessions (senior, student, disabled, carer), £3.50 for children under 16. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Day Permits: A charge is made for access to the Egleton and Lyndon reserves with a total of 27 birdwatching hides. There is no further charge for parking. Permits are issued daily and can be obtained from the centres. Concessions are available for senior citizens, students, disabled visitors and their carers. Family tickets for 2 adults and up to 4 children can be purchased.

10% OFF Day Permits for LRWT Members

  • Adults £6
  • Concession £5
  • Junior £3.50
  • Family tickets £16
  • 4 Day Permit (to be used within 10 days of issue) £16.00

Group Visits: We welcome group visits and offer a discount for a party of 10 or more, booked in advance £4.00. These visits can begin with an introductory talk about the Reserve by appointment. Please contact the Reserve Administrator for further details.

Lyndon is well worth a visit at any time of year, but as the video below filmed by Dave Cole shows, spring is a particularly special time.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve Annual Permit: For regular visitors this is a very good buy for a family of up to 5 (2 adults and up to 3 children) £68 per family for the year entitles you to as many visits as you like during the year without further charge. This pass is only £40.00 per family if you are a member of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. (NB This pass does not give access to the Egleton reserve during the Birdfair weekend).

All the above rates give access to both the Egleton and Lyndon reserves.
Dogs (except guide dogs) are not permitted on the Egleton reserve under any circumstances. Dogs on leads are welcome at Lyndon.

Additional Information

Disabled access: There is access for the disabled at the Egleton visitor centre and 10 birdwatching hides at the reserve are adapted for wheelchair access. At the Lyndon centre access is possible to Waderscrape Hide, Shallow Water Hide, Teal Hide and Swan Hide and the visitor centre.

Buggy: An electric buggy is available for hire at both Egleton and Lyndon (please ring to check availability – advanced booking is essential).

Toilets: There are toilets with disabled facilities at both visitor centres.

Dogs: To safeguard wildlife, grazing sheep and cattle, dogs are not allowed on the Egleton side of the Reserve. At Lyndon, dogs are allowed, but they must be kept on a lead, and all waste picked up please.

Binoculars: For a small donation we can lend you a pair of binoculars for your visit.


How to contact us

Email the Osprey Team:

Tel: 01572 737378 (March-September)

All post correspondence to:

Osprey Project:

Lyndon Visitor Centre
Lyndon Road
LE15 8RN

Tel 01572 737378


Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre
LE15 8BT

Tel 01572 770651