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What better way to explore the great outdoors than on foot? With over 600 square kilometres of forest and over 26 miles of shoreline to choose from, Kielder Water & Forest Park is perfect for walking and hiking holidays or family days out. From challenging long distance trails to more leisurely family strolls - there's a multitude of forest walks to choose from. Discover twenty pieces of outdoor public art scattered across the Park along your way. And thanks to the Lakeside Way, a multi-user trail that follows the 26 mile Kielder Water shoreline, you can have a unique and beautiful walking experience. See www.visitkielder.com for more information.
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Can not fault Kielder at all we’ll worth a visit for a day if you can not stay Longer The air alone is great ,clean and fresh Plenty of wildlife also
Whilst only scraping the surface of what the location had to offer it is somewhere I’d go back too. Some excellent trails and the forest drive was well worth doing
Various and wide interesting things to rnjoy
bradders242, Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
With walking our priority this was more than satisfied but in visiting the various venues there is much to do
Bull Crag peninsula walk
Smashing walk around the peninsula, around six miles, slightly undulating but good path. Great views of the water, reasonably well signposted. Not many places to perch for a brew. Saw deer, rabbits, a huge selection of weird and wonderful fungi but alas no red squirrels!
GTSSurrey, Bisley, United Kingdom
The Kielder Forest drive runs between Blakehopeburnhaugh on the A68 and Kielder castle and can be driven or ridden in either direction for a small toll (around £5 per day). The roadway is used by timber trucks so can be a bit bumpy and as a working forest road is a bit bumpy in places so not suitable for low slung vehicles; there is limited (in practice no) mobile phone signal for most of the 12 mile length of the road. All that said the road takes you through some beautiful sights across the forest and into some of the really quiet and less visited parts of the landscape so it is, in my opinion, worth the drive and the toll. Vehicles are going to get dusty or dirty (depending on the amount of rainfall) and don't follow too close if you want to avoid a chipped screen. Other than those concerns the roadway is a must visit in my opinion and we really enjoy the trip no matter how many times we travel the road; there is always something new to see if you take to time to look.