Parking is Free at Birdfair!
Includes parking for cars, some disabled parking and parking for coaches. Bicycle parking is also available.
Free Courtesy Bus from Oakham Station
Operating between Oakham train station and the Birdfair site.
Rutland is the smallest county in England, measuring just 16 miles by 16 miles. At the county centre lies Rutland Water.
In miles, to Rutland Water from:
- London: 105
- Manchester: 110
- Birmingham: 75
- Edinburgh: 300
- Leicester: 20
- Derby: 45
- Peterborough: 25
- York: 120
Oakham is served by the Birmingham to Norwich rail line. Leicester and Peterborough stations have regular services from London and Northern England.
For travel times and prices, call National Train Enquiries on 0845 7484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
The British Birdwatching Fair is held each year at Egleton Nature Reserve, Rutland Water. Egleton is at the western end of Rutland Water and can be reached via the A6003 from Uppingham or Oakham from the west, and from Stamford (A606/A1) from the East. Follow signs for the Birdwatching Centre from both roads. From London and the South-East: A1 North, West on A606 to Oakham.From North-East: A1 South, West on B668 to Oakham.From South-West: M5 North, M42, M6 South, M69 Leicester, A47 Uppingham, A6003 Oakham.From North-West: M6 South, A50 East, A6, A6006 to Melton Mowbray, A606 to Oakham.
For those of you with a sat nav facility, the postcode of the Birdfair site is LE15 8BT.
During the fair, a FREE shuttle bus service runs between Oakham Railway Station and the Birdfair site at Egleton.
Please note that it takes approximately 15 minutes for the journey. However, the Birdfair site does get very busy and surrounding roads very congested. If you have a train to catch at Oakham station, you should ensure that you leave the Birdfair in good time to allow for possible delays.
The bus leaves from the car park at the station and from a clearly signposted location at the Birdfair.
Friday and Saturday timetable
From Oakham Station:
0830; 0900; 0930; 0945; 1000 then every 15 minutes until
1145 then every 30 minutes until
1445 then every 15 minutes until
1715; 1730; 1800
From the Birdfair:
0845; 0915; 0945; 1000; 1015 then every 15 minutes until
1200 then every 30 minutes until
1500 then every 15 minutes until
1730; 1745; 1815 – last bus
From Oakham station:
1230; 1400; 1430
From the Birdfair:
1145; then every hour until
1745 – last bus
Please note these times may be updated in June 2016 to accommodate a changed train timetable, we want you to catch your train!
Please contact National Train Enquiries on 0845 7484950 or see www.nationalrail.co.uk for regular train service updates.
There are plenty of local taxi services in the area to help you on your way to the Birdfair, most of which can be found outside Oakham train station.
BERRIDGE TAXIS: Serving Rutland for over 35 years – 01572 756088