The Local Area
Greendale Caravan and Camping Park
is just half a mile outside of
Whissendine, a village of about 1000 inhabitants, where you
will find two churches, a windmill, a school, two pubs, a mace
shop and several listed buildings. There is also a farm shop less than one mile away
in the opposite direction to the village.
the County town of Rutland is just four and a half miles away.
This attractive small market town is
rich in history and character with some good quality
small shops and lots of pubs and restaurants.
Six miles from
the campsite in the opposite direction is the larger market town
of Melton Mowbray
The county of Rutland
Rutland, often referred to as the Secret England, is a
beautiful and interesting county with lots of places to visit for
all tastes. Our tourist information section gives many ideas.
Nearby Rutland Water provides a wonderful opportunity for water
sports, cycling, walking, climbing and fishing and has a nature
reserve beside it. Barnsdale Gardens [Geoff Hamilton] is just a
few minutes drive away. Nearby Oakham, the county town is “rich
in history and character” with some good quality small shops and
lots of pubs and restaurants. If you know Lands End clothes you
will want to check bargains [25
– 60% off] at their retail outlet. Melton Mowbray, also a market
town, in the other direction is very different in character and is
famous for Stilton cheese, pork pies and its weekly market. The
towns of Uppingham and Stamford are a must to visit whilst the
larger cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Peterborough are all
within a ¾ hour drive.