Kielder Water & Forest Park

Kielder
Northumberland
NE48 1BT

+44 01434 220616

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Overview

visit england awards for excellence 2013

 

Home to northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, England's largest working forest and the darkest skies in England, Kielder Water & Forest Park is England's number one tourism attraction (Visit England 2013).

Kielder Water & Forest Park is perfect for individuals or families that love nature, water sports, exploring, walking, cycling and much more. It features mile upon mile of purpose-built trails including forest walks for all the family and dedicated mountain bike tracks.

The Lakeside Way is a 26 mile multi-user trail, suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users, that encircles the shoreline of Kielder Water. A haven for wildlife, Kielder Water & Forest Park is also home to around 50% of England’s native red squirrel population. In 2009 it was the first time on record that a pair of ospreys had recolonised naturally in Northumberland after over 200 years of absence and since the number of breeding pairs have grown to four. 2016 was a record breaking year with ten fledging chicks. You can also spot otters, roe deer, badgers and bats. Waterskiing and sailing enthusiasts take to the water all year round and the lake offers a huge challenge to keen trout anglers between March and October.

You can discover all you need to know about Kielder Water & Forest Park including its history and wildlife at Tower Knowe Visitor Centre or visit Kielder Castle, the former hunting lodge for the Duke of Northumberland, which now hosts a visitor centre and cafe. Kielder Waterside boasts luxury self catering forest lodges, an indoor heated swimming pool and sauna, restaurant and bar and the Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre.

Famed for its dark skies thanks to minimal light pollution, Kielder Water & Forest Park within Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is a star gazer's heaven and home to the Kielder Observatory.

There is also contemporary art and architecture including the futuristic shelter design of the Belvedere, the Minotaur maze and Silvas Capitalis, also known as the ‘giant forest head’. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to spending a day trip, weekend break or holiday in what the Campaign to Protect Rural England calls the most tranquil spot in the country.

The park is also home to the award winning Kielder Winter Wonderland every November and December and the Kielder Marathon every October. 


 

 

 

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tripadvisor
21/11/2017

Norma's Birthday weekend


philipnichaelp, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Wonderful relaxing weekend, beautiful relaxing time, wonderful staff, log cabins excellent warm comfortable relaxing, imaging not using mobiles,talking to each other having conversations together, a simple way to relax and a Hot-tube which is maintained each day. In the words of Tina simply the best Beautiful scenery peaceful and stars in a black sky Thank you to one and all
tripadvisor
15/11/2017

R.A.C Rally


DT2121, Leeds, United Kingdom
Visited 3 locations in the forest to watch the rally and the scenery was stunningly beautiful. Very clean and tidy . A big thanks to the Forestry Commission.
tripadvisor
08/11/2017

Lakeside Cycle


GordyR06, Yeovil, United Kingdom
Fantastic scenery around the full 27 mile cycle on forest trails but beware the cycle is not flat !!! and is a moderate challenge. Note there is no facilities on the North shore but three on the south side. Overall a very enjoyable cycle path
tripadvisor
07/11/2017

Fabulous scenery, very well maintained forest and lovely walks around the lake.


Monalois, Stroud, United Kingdom
Walked most of the forest and lake whilst staying at Kielder Straker Lodge for a week. Fabulous scenery and very well looked after and maintained. Fabulous hiking, biking and horse riding access.
tripadvisor
06/11/2017

It's good but..........


Greavsie38, Blackburn, United Kingdom
We took our two grandchildren here for four nights at half term. We were a bit disappointed to find certain facilities closed, no bike hire on site, ferry boat not running, no hire boats and even the bouncy area was deflated after one day. Why don't the people who run these places take into account that half terms are different throughout the country. To be fair the area is spectacular, we enjoyed walks through the forest and beside the lake. Dining on site was acceptable, the pool area including steam and sauna was first class. Our log cabin was excellent, warm, cosy, fully equipped kitchen and comfy beds. We would go again to this place.
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