Posted: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:12
Rutland Water has been put up for nomination for the Heritage Site of the Year.
Reaching the final five, the area is up against Stonehenge, Tenby, Skara Brae and Durham Cathedral in the Countryfile awards.
Bill Bryson states:
"The middle of England is full of delightful attractions that few outsiders visit, but Rutland Water is my favourite because it is lovely, transfixing and a joy to walk around. It is so natural-looking that it can come as a surprise to realise that it was built only in the 1970s as a reservoir. It would be hard to think of a more successful large-scale enhancement to the landscape anywhere."
Recognised for its open area and quiet surroundings, Rutland Water provides a range of activities for people of all ages. Whether walking or cycling, angling and fishing are both also free to do and can act as the perfect location for seeing wildlife and all of nature. The vote is being cast on the Countryfile website, with the link available at the bottom of this page. Votes are counted per email address so make sure you don't vote more than once. For more information, visit the link below.