For years driving up and down the A1 to Hull we’d driven past brown signs pointing to Rutland Water. I had no idea what was at the other end of those signs. Originally when planning this trip the final stay was going to be in the area, but the accommodation we’d booked fell through and we ended up in a lovely cabin in the Peak District instead. While discussing our journey from the Peak District back to Brighton Richard pointed out that we could still take in Rutland Water, even if it made the journey a little longer. So that’s what we did.