The Osprey Ferry

Kielder Water
NE48 1ER

01434 251000

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The Ferry is now running  on the regular timetable of Wednesday and Saturday.

If you require any further information on the Ferry Timetable please contact 01434 251000 as subject to change on Bank Holidays 

Sorry for any inconvenience the Ferry for Saturday 30th September will only be running on the morning schedule timings as follows :- 10.30am ,12.00pm and 14.15pm

The 60 seat motor cruiser 'The Osprey' ferry is an ideal way to see Kielder Water in comfort as well as providing an opportunity to learn more about the history of the reservoir and the area. Refreshments and toilet available onboard. Sailings call at Kielder Waterside Park, Tower Knowe Visitor Centre and Belvedere (please check timetable for more information). It is also a great way to add to your Lakeside Way experience. The multi user trail encircles Kielder Water stretching for 27 miles. If you don’t want to walk or cycle the entire route, simply use the ferry for your return journey. We have facilities for bikes, wheelchairs and pushchairs on board (but space is limited). Tickets can be purchased at Kielder Waterside Park or Tower Knowe Visitor Centre. Please check with reception at Kielder Waterside Park (01434 251 000) when booking as times and prices may be subject to change. The cruiser can also be hired for private parties, telephone Kielder Waterside Park reception on the above number.


The Osprey Ferry takes place at ...
Kielder Waterside, Kielder(Nature and Wildlife)
The Osprey Ferry features in the itinerary...
Family Fun
Day Trip Must Sees
Camping in Kielder

Ticketing and entry prices for The Osprey Ferry

Type Entry for Guide price
(Adult )
day ticket
(Option 2)
day ticket
(Option 3)
day ticket
(Family 2 + 1)
day ticket
(Family 2+2)
day ticket
(Family 2+3)
day ticket
Part Journeys Leaplish to Tower Knowe £4.60 Tower Knowe to Leaplish £5.60 Belvedere to Leaplish £4.60 Belvedere to Tower Knowe £5.60 Tower Knowe to Belvedere £4.60 Leaplish to Belvedere £5.60 ................ Groups over 20 Adult/over 60's - £5.40 Child - £3.90 *Not full journeys
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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

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.

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.

Website not updated enough

Beerpolice, Cannock, United Kingdom
As usual their website updated late. Forest drive closed from 1st November until March. Website updated 3rd November. No good when people arrive on the 1st to find forest drive closed. Several people arrived to be disappointed.

Just Amazing

mrba2015, Northampton, United Kingdom
It was 30+ years since I had been to Kielder and boy I’m I pleased I made the trip back. The countryside is beautiful and there are so many amazing walks you are spoilt for choice. Don’t miss out on a trip on the Kielder ferry the staff are great as are the views. It only runs twice a week in winter so check and book first.



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