All they want for Christmas is an osprey cruise!

Help your nature-loving friends and family look forward to the long, warm days of spring and summer with a Christmas gift of a Rutland Water Osprey Cruise Voucher!

Treat them to a guided trip with members of the Rutland Osprey Project aboard the Rutland Belle and are one of the most exciting ways to see ospreys at Rutland Water.

Cruises start on May 28 and run until August 27 and last 1.5 hours. Sail to the parts of the reservoir that offer the best chance of seeing fishing ospreys - as well ­as other wildlife. Afternoon cruises begin at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE16 8BT with a talk and refreshments while passengers for the dawn cruises meet at Whitwell Harbour.

Afternoon cruise tickets cost £22 for adults and £13 for under 16s. Dawn cruise tickets cost £25 for adults and £15 for under 16s and include a delicious cooked breakfast.

For details of the cruises - and to purchase your vouchers, email Kayleigh on kbrookes@rutlandwater.org.uk or phone her on 07875 549 524.

Photograph: Osprey 4N by John Wright/LRWT.

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