Kielder public transport

Kielder public transport

Overview

Discover the environmentally friendly way to enjoy your great outdoors.Save your pennies too. Bus routes provide a cheaper, greener way to access 600 square kilometres of forest and 27 miles of beautiful shoreline.

ROUTE 880
Hexham to Bellingham and Kielder via Humshaugh

Mondays to Saturdays (times vary depending on the day - always check the timetable before you set off)

Hop onboard and get closer to the action.

Don’t forget you can bring your mountain bike on the bus! (Timings based on leisurely cycling at around six minute a mile).

Saturday
Depart Hexham bus station on the 880 at 9:30am and after a scenic journey you will arrive at Kielder Castle Visitor Centre at 10:50am.

11am Begin your day by exploring the castle, the former hunting lodge of the Duke of Northumberland. It is now home to various exhibitions (including ospreys and red squirrels) and is also the hub for mountain biking. Enjoy the Minotaur Maze and children’s play area.

If you haven’t brought your own mountain bike there are two hire shops in Kielder with plenty of kit. 12pm collect your bikes and set off along the south shore of the Lakeside Way. You’ll cross the stunning and unique suspension bridge that spans the Lewisburn.

12:45pm arrive Leaplish Waterside Park - a great place to stop for lunch. Why not pop into the Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre, play miniature golf, shop for souvenirs or try out the children’s play area. Visit the red squirrel hide and see if you can spot one of the native mammals.

2pm set off along the south shore further to Tower Knowe Visitor Centre. You’ll pass some more striking artworks along the way including Freya’s Cabin. At Tower Knowe you can visit the Explore Centre and learn about the history of the area.

3:30pm depart Tower Knowe and just less than a mile away is Kielder Dam where you can stop and enjoy the views across the whole of Kielder Water.

From Kielder Dam back to Kielder Castle, the north shore route is 11 miles long. Give yourself time to cycle back and extra to stop and enjoy artworks such at The Wave Chamber, 55/02, Belvedere, the Janus Chairs and Silvas Capitalis, the forest head.

Depart Kielder Castle at 5:26pm and you will arrive back at Hexham bus station by 6:53pm.

Kielder public transport

Kielder public transport

Overview

Discover the environmentally friendly way to enjoy your great outdoors.Save your pennies too. Bus routes provide a cheaper, greener way to access 600 square kilometres of forest and 27 miles of beautiful shoreline.

ROUTE 880
Hexham to Bellingham and Kielder via Humshaugh

Mondays to Saturdays (times vary depending on the day - always check the timetable before you set off)

Hop onboard and get closer to the action.

Don’t forget you can bring your mountain bike on the bus! (Timings based on leisurely cycling at around six minute a mile).

Saturday
Depart Hexham bus station on the 880 at 9:30am and after a scenic journey you will arrive at Kielder Castle Visitor Centre at 10:50am.

11am Begin your day by exploring the castle, the former hunting lodge of the Duke of Northumberland. It is now home to various exhibitions (including ospreys and red squirrels) and is also the hub for mountain biking. Enjoy the Minotaur Maze and children’s play area.

If you haven’t brought your own mountain bike there are two hire shops in Kielder with plenty of kit. 12pm collect your bikes and set off along the south shore of the Lakeside Way. You’ll cross the stunning and unique suspension bridge that spans the Lewisburn.

12:45pm arrive Leaplish Waterside Park - a great place to stop for lunch. Why not pop into the Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre, play miniature golf, shop for souvenirs or try out the children’s play area. Visit the red squirrel hide and see if you can spot one of the native mammals.

2pm set off along the south shore further to Tower Knowe Visitor Centre. You’ll pass some more striking artworks along the way including Freya’s Cabin. At Tower Knowe you can visit the Explore Centre and learn about the history of the area.

3:30pm depart Tower Knowe and just less than a mile away is Kielder Dam where you can stop and enjoy the views across the whole of Kielder Water.

From Kielder Dam back to Kielder Castle, the north shore route is 11 miles long. Give yourself time to cycle back and extra to stop and enjoy artworks such at The Wave Chamber, 55/02, Belvedere, the Janus Chairs and Silvas Capitalis, the forest head.

Depart Kielder Castle at 5:26pm and you will arrive back at Hexham bus station by 6:53pm.

Places and distances

Welcome to Hexham Tourist Information Centre

Approx 26.34 mile(s) between Hexham Tourist Information Centre and Kielder Castle Forest Park Centre

Picnic bench

Approx 0.03 mile(s) between Kielder Castle Forest Park Centre and Lakeside Way

Kielder Water

Approx 0 mile(s) between Lakeside Way and Leaplish Waterside Park

Mini golf

Approx 5.8 mile(s) between Leaplish Waterside Park and Tower Knowe Visitor Centre

Outside Tower Knowe Visitor Centre

Approx 9.12 mile(s) between Tower Knowe Visitor Centre and Bellingham Tourist Information Centre

Outside Bellingham TIC

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Bellingham Tourist Information Centre

The Heritage Centre
Hillside
Bellingham
Northumberland
NE48 2GR

+44 01434 220616



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