Rutland Heritage Trail
The Cycle RideStarting at The Green in Lyddington (where a Rutland Heritage Trail information panel is located), take stoke Road (near the old white hart) out of the village. Leading to the A6003 and Stoke Dry crossroads, this road climbs steadily uphill for nearly 2 miles.
Once you reach the crossroads, carry straight on (take care crossing the A6003) and head downhill to Stoke Dry. The bridleway on your right leads to Stoke Dry Wood and may be the original boundary of the Bishops of Lincoln's medieval deer park.
You may wish to spend some time in Stoke Dry, exploring the church. A Rutland Heritage Trail information panel is located next to the church steps.
Continue out of the village, downhill towards Eyebrook Reservoir. The road curves to the right, following the edge of the water. Pass over a stone bridge, crossing as you do so into Leicestershire, and continue until you reach a T junction. Turn left (Great Easton), keeping the water on your left.
Eventually the road veers away from the Reservoir and begins to climb steeply (a bench half way up the hill provides an excuse to stop and enjoy the views of the Eyebrook reservoir). Once you have reached the top you can enjoy a downhill stretch to another T junction. Again take the left hand turn (Great Easton 1/2 mile).
Great Easton boats both a shop and a pub, The sun Inn. Cycle out through the village, keeping to the main road until you reach the A6003, returning as you do so back into Rutland.
Turn left onto the A6003 (a short stretch of cycling along this busy main road is now needed - take extra care) and cycle over the river Welland (traffic lights) into Caldecott.
Just before the Plough Inn in Caldecott you may spot a large wooden building on the village green to you left. This building was one of the several "barracks" used to house the men building the Eyebrook reservoir in the late 1930s and then later converted into houses for the reservoir employees. In the late 1950s, one of these buildings was donated to Caldecott village and was moved there to serve as the village hall.
Past the pub, turn right onto the B672. Follow this road, taking the left hand turns (sign posted for Lyddington). Once you enter the village, you areAlternatively you may first wish to visit the Bede House or St. Andrew's church, both of which are located along Church Lane to the right