Kielder Water & Forest Park

Experience nature on a grander scale where the views are super-sized. Thrillingly remote, yet easily accessible, Kielder Water & Forest Park boasts the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe as well as the largest planted forest in England with 150 million trees.


Create lasting memories at Kielder Waterside

Kielder Observatory

Kielder Observatory

From outdoor adventure pursuits to luxurious lodges, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. The Bird of Prey Centre is home to over 60 birds including eagles, owls, and vultures, as well as a family of wallabies.

Join Stick Man on his Kielder Forest adventure

Collect your activity pack from Kielder Castle café and set off with a hop and a twirl to help Stick Man get back to the family tree! Aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy finding the trail panels and completing fun activities as they go.

Get starry-eyed at Kielder Observatory

Sitting in the heart of Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, Kielder Observatory is stargazing heaven. It offers exciting sessions for stargazers – novice or expert – to learn more about the darkest night skies in England.

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Osprey Ferry
Sport and Leisure
Kielder
  OSPREY FERRY  The Ferry is now closed for the Winter the service resumes in April   If you require any further information on the Ferry Timetable please contact 0143 ...
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Space Kids
Family event
A return of one of our most popular holiday time events…for the parents and the young scientists they accompany. ...

Orion
Star gazing events
The giant constellation of Orion has been rcecognised throughout millennia as one of the most inspiring sights of the night sky. ...

Kielder Ultra Trail Race
Sporting Event
An ultra trail running event based from Kielder Castle. The event consists two route options of 50km & 100km. ...

Late Night Dark Skies
Star gazing events
Come and join our inspirational team of astronomers as we observe the darkest of night skies above the internationally renowned Kielder Observatory. ...

Magnificent Milky Way
Star gazing events
The magnificent Milky Way... our home in the Universe! ...

Boat Inn Kielder
Pubs, Bars & Inns
Kielder
Boat Inn - Evening meals booking advised. Due to it's waterside setting, your dining experience at The Boat Inn will be accompanied by panoramic views across the water. We have a full range of ho ...
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Kielder Winter Trail
Sporting Event
The Kielder 10 mile trail run is open to all abilities of runners. ...

man walking
Walking
Kielder
What better way to explore the great outdoors than on foot? With over 600 square kilometres of forest and 27 miles of shoreline to choose from, Kielder Water & Forest Park is perfect for walking a ...
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Kielder Winter Wonderland
Outdoor Event
Make magical memories to last a lifetime at Kielder Winter Wonderland!   ...

Star trails
Science and Technology
Kielder
Kielder Observatory is an astronomical attraction at Kielder Water & Forest Park run by the Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society. Please visit www.kielderobservatory.org for all event bookings ...
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Christmas Lat Night Dark Skies
Star gazing events
A festive deep sky get together and a chance to let those festive spirits fly, tonight we will guide you through the deep distant universe... ...

Family Astronomy
Star gazing events
Family astronomy at Kielder Observatory: what is it all about? Well, the skies, the Universe and everything that is in it! Tonight you sit back, relax and listen to your kids amaze you! Watch their fa ...

Kielder 4x4 Safari
Outdoor Event
Kielder
A day of guided trail blazing in the heart of Kielder Forest in your own 4x4.  ...

Silvas Capitalis
Art and Architecture
Kielder
The landscape around Kielder Water & Forest Park has become home to a unique collection of visual art and architecture. ...

Astro Photography
Star gazing events
Have you ever wanted to take pictures of objects in space like the ones you see in magazines, newspapers and astronomy websites? No specialist knowledge is required, and we'll show you how to take ama ...

Minotaur Maze at Kielder Water
Garden
Kielder
The Minotaur Maze is a must for children and adults alike. The adventurous will discover a number of special features that include a small glittering room formed from rocks of recycled glass. ...

Kielder castle
Group Attraction
Kielder
Home to Northern Europe's biggest man made lake, the largest working forest in England, the darkest skies in England and voted Tourism Experience of the Year by Visit England, Kielder Water & Fore ...

Kielder Dark Sky 10k Trail race
Sporting Event
The Kielder Dark Sky 10k Trail race is held in the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. ...

Picnic bench
Great Outdoors
Kielder
Kielder Castle is the visitor centre for Kielder Forest. Features include information centre, tearoom and exhibitions about forestry and conservation. Bike hire available.   ...

Cycling along the Lakeside Way
Adventure Sports
Kielder
Kielder Water & Forest park's rugged wilderness is MTB heaven. Experience some of the best singletrack trails in the UK with breathtaking views. The Deadwater Red mountain bike trail will be clos ...

Kielder Off Road Duathlon
Sporting Event
The event consists of an a 8km trail run followed by a 20km mountain bike finishing with a final 6km trail run. ...

Mini golf
Nature and Wildlife
Kielder
With views of the reservoir Kielder Waterside is the ideal base to recharge and refresh or take part in an action packed day of activities. The Boat Inn Restaurant and bar serves fresh new l ...
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Kielder 4x4 Safari
Outdoor Event
Kielder 4×4 Safari - driving the tracks deep in the heart of Kielder Forest in Northumberland. ...

Aurora Night
Star gazing events
Our most popular event... The Northern Lights! What are they? How do we see them? They have influenced fairy tales and folklore for millennia, shaped communities and religious beliefs, provided civili ...

New Years Eve Party
Star gazing events
Kielder
Who needs fireworks when you've got a sky lit by thousands of nuclear furnaces!? ...

Christmas Aurora Night
Star gazing events
What better way to start off the festivities than with a night learning all about the Aurora Borealis. ...

Night Sky Safari
Star gazing events
Come and experience an unforgettable night of observational astronomy under the starry skies of Kielder and the largest expanse of protected dark skies in Europe - the Northumberland International Dar ...

Heather
Great Outdoors
Kielder
Kielder Water & Forest Park is the ultimate outdoor playground that everyone can enjoy. ...
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Assisted Abseil
Adventure Sports
Kielder
Calvert Trust Kielder offers exciting and exhilarating outdoor adventure activities, fully accessible for the whole family, in the heart of Kielder Water & Forest Park, home to the largest man-mad ...
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The Gruffalo Spotter
Outdoor Event
The Gruffalo adventure has returned to Kielder Water and Forest Park. The amazing App (download before you leave home) will bring this trail alive for you and your family. The trail is already a hit ...

Clay Shooting
Adventure Sports
Kielder
Welcome to the Kielder Sports an action packed adventure centre only a short drive from Kielder and in the heart of the Dark Sky Park. Set in the glorious Northumberland National Park count ...

Kielder Caravan Park
Caravan & Camping
Kielder
The caravan park is a perfect base to enjoy your visit to Kielder Water & Forest Park. ...

Kielder Lodge
Book Online
Self Catering
Kielder
Nestled in Ravenshill Forest, Kielder Village providing tranquillity amongst nature, accommodation  comprises of barn conversion and lodge's with hot tubs. ...

Northumberland Dark Sky Park
Great Outdoors
Kielder
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A Year in Review
Star gazing events
2017 was a spendid year in the cosmos and we had a wonderful time explaining it all to our guests. ...

Kielder Water
Sport and Leisure
Kielder
Thanks to the Lakeside Way, a multi-user trail that follows the 27 mile Kielder Water shoreline, you can have a unique and beautiful walking experience.  ...

A Universe Full of Stars
Star gazing events
The Universe... Why is it here? How did it start? How old is it? How big is it? How will it end? These are a sample of the questions that have engaged civilisations throughout millennia. Science has c ...

An Evening with Gary Fildes
Star gazing events
Join us for an evening with our Founder and Director Gary Fildes and listen as he uses his enthusiastic teaching to create a wonderful atmosphere of learning. ...

Tarset Tor Bunkhouse
Self Catering
Kielder
Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies are located in the Northumberland National Park.  Offering versatile, eco-friendly, self-catering accommodation. ...
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Outside Tower Knowe Visitor Centre
Museums and galleries
Kielder
                           Tower Knowe will be re-opening on the ...

Full Moon Party
Star gazing events
The Moon.... Our nearest neighbour in space. Its big, its bright and we know it well. ...

Aurora Show lodge
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Self Catering
Kielder
Luxury lodges on the lakeside of Kielder Water boast panoramic views stretching over the lake and forest. ...
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Late Night Explorer
Star gazing events
We are delighted to introduce additional late night events as we observe the very special night skies. ...

Kielder Trail Reavers
Outdoor Event
Kielder
We are a voluntary group of enthusiastic mountain bikers who maintain and build the Mountain Bike trails at Kielder.  We meet up once a month and all volunteers are welcome. ...

Fishing at Kielder Water and Forest Park and Fontburn
Fishing
Kielder
Northumbrian Water trout fisheries in the north east of England has built up a well deserved reputation for offering top quality fishing. ...

Straker Chalet at dusk
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Self Catering
Kielder
Fully accessible, comfortable Scandanavian lodges set in the beautiful Kielder Water & Forest Park and close to the tranquil shores of Kielder Water. Activities and home cooked meals are also avai ...
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Old Hall
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Self Catering
Kielder
This charming detached cottage sits in an isolated position near Falstone, in the Northumberland National Park, close to Kielder water. ...

27 B&B Kielder village
Eviivo
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Bed & Breakfast
Kielder
Celebrating 10 years B&B in Kielder village Dark Sky Friendly Accommodation. Closest accommodation to Kielder Observatory.  Dog Friendly. Pub/food 5 minutes walk. ...
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