break your journey to the end of season meet in Berwick-upon-Tweed
At Rutland Caravan and Camping Park,
Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7FN
End of Season Pre-Meet, Monday 7 to Thursday 10 November 2016
For those of you wanting to extend, or break your journey to Roger’s end of season meet in Berwick-upon-Tweed, I have organised a pre-meet at Rutland Caravan and Camping Park, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7FN. (01572 813520)
Please let me know if you would like to join this meet and I will liaise with the site.
Julia Wright (Juliaright@aol.com or 07740406449)
The Site - a family run caravan and camping park (opened May 2002) situated in the heart of the county of Rutland. Our meet will be on the site's rally field. The location offers an opportunity to explore England's smallest county, renowned for its picturesque villages and towns. Rutland Water is nearby.
The park is adjacent to the village of Greetham, through which the Viking Way runs, along with other footpath networks. There is a gravel path from the park to the village (about five minutes’ level walk). The village is served by a regular bus to Oakham (a lovely town with a good range of generally smaller shops), and also a service to Melton Mowbray. From both towns there are bus services to take you further afield.
The site’s aim is ‘to provide you with a relaxing atmosphere where you can escape the hustle and bustle of today's World, and take in the beautiful surroundings.’
For those of you who are keen swimmers a new indoor swimming pool is now open (heated to 31 degrees). This can be hired privately for £15 for 30 minutes for up to 10 people.
There is also an indoor games room with board games and a football table, which is open from 9am to 9pm. There is also a dog shower.
Cost - £17.40 per van per night with hook-up, or £13 without electricity. The cost includes up to two dogs per van.
The village of Greetham offers:
o The Wheatsheaf Pub has a wine list based on wines from around the world with a good selection by the glass. There is also an excellent selection of beers and local cask ales (www.wheatsheaf-greetham.co.uk for more information)
o The Plough - Rutland CAMRA Pub of the Season Summer 2010. (www.greethamplough.co.uk)
o Village Shop and Post Office
o Greetham Valley Golf (discount for the golf, bar and restaurant when you stay at Rutland Caravan and Camping Park) - www.greethamvalley.co.uk
o Four Wheel drive centre
o Public telephone in the village
o Greetham church, St. Mary's. For more information please visit their website at www.greethamchurch.org.uk
Rutland lives up to its motto "Multim in arvo" (much in little) with Rutland Water with its sailing, cycling, fishing, rock climbing, butterfly and aquatic centre, nature reserve and walking.
Tiny Rutland is just 20 miles across. It may be the smallest county in England but it is packed with a host of things for you to do during your stay. It has two bustling market towns, Oakham and Uppingham, and more than forty picturesque villages of thatched, stone-built cottages.
The following places below are just some of the attractions you could visit:
o Geoff Hamilton's TV Garden
o Yew Tree Avenue
o Oakham Museum
o Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre www.rutland-falconry.com
o Oakham Castle www.rutland.gov.uk/castle
o Rutland Railway Museum
o Rutland Waters with activities
o Bosworth Battlefield www.bosworthbattlefield.com
o Burghley House www.burghley.co.uk
o Belton House www.nationaltrust.org.uk
o Belvoir Castle www.belvoircastle.com
o Rockingham Race Track
o Rockingham Castle www.rockinghamcastle.com
o Grimsthorpe Castle www.grimsthorpe.co.uk
o The Sun Inn Cottesmore
o Snibston science and technology museum www.snibston.com