Easy work commuting by road:
- Peterborough – From Stamford: 20 mins
- Corby – From Uppingham: 20 mins
- Market Harborough – From Uppingham: 30 mins
- Melton Mowbray – From Oakham: 20 mins
- Grantham – From Stretton: 20 mins
- Leicester – From Uppingham: 40 mins
- Northampton – From Rockingham: 45 mins
- Newark-on-Trent – From Stretton : 35 mins
- Nottingham – From Oakham: 55 mins
- Centre of London – From Uppingham: 2hrs 20 mins
On the eastern side of the county, the A1 runs roughly north-south, hitting the border near South Witham and Stretton and then heading down to Stamford. If you have the opportunity to drive the route, we recommend you squeeze in some time to have a look at Tickencote and Great Casterton on your way. Beyond Rutland if you head north from Stretton, you’ll find yourself in Grantham within about twenty minutes, and Newark-on-Trent in just over half an hour. And moving south from Stamford, Peterborough is about twenty minutes’ drive.
Running west-east towards the southern side of the county, the A47 will take you from East Norton, to Allexton, to Wardley, and on to Uppingham; one of the key towns in the area. From Uppingham, retracing this route would enable you to reach Leicester in about forty minutes. However, if you continue on your path, you’ll then discover Glaston, Morcott, Tixover and Duddington, with Bisbrooke, South Luffenham, Barrowden, and Wakerley just slightly off the beaten track. Then further on this road, you’ll soon reach Peterborough, which is only about twenty minutes from Stamford as we’ve said.
In addition to these two main arteries, and effectively splitting the county in half and running west-east, is the A606. This will take you from Leesthorpe to Langham, to Barleythorpe, and on to Oakham – where the county’s train station is located. Then on from there, you’ll skirt around to the north of Rutland Water, passing through Whitwell and Empingham, before then heading on to Stamford. It’s also worth noting that you can be in Melton Mowbray within twenty minutes, and Nottingham in under an hour travelling directly from Oakham along this road.
You can also travel from the southern most tip of the county at Rockingham up the A6003. This will take you to Uppingham in under quarter of an hour, and then on to Oakham, in less than half an hour in total. Heading south from Rockingham, you’ll quickly reach Corby, then Kettering, and within about forty five minutes you’ll hit Northampton.
As a quick aside, you’ll be pleased to learn that more and more electric charging points are springing up around the county too. So don’t worry about being left high and dry if you’re popping across to have a look around.