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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.
Open all year
debhibbert1, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Fantastic area for walking, cycling and sailing. Very good food in dog friendly restaurant. Car park is £5 for day but can we used in other car parks in Kielder,
Absolutely loved it.
Fiona O, galway
We were there last week, it is a really special place. If you have children and want a busy or a quiet holiday you can do both. We were fairly active and swam, walked, ran, cycled, did archery and zorbing etc. The lodges are lovely, the pool is small but they keep the numbers small at all times. The shop has the essentials and the pub serves nice beer. There is an inflatable bouncing pillow behind the restaurant and it was a huge hit as it's free and in good weather allows parents a few minutes to enjoy food or drinks. The Ferry is free to Lodge guests and brings you to the other side of the lake where you can get off and do other walks or runs or just have coffee and ice cream and enjoy the amazing view. There is no wifi in the lodges which was fine with us but they advertise that there is wifi in the pub/restaurant but it is very poor and for those of us who have to touch base with home and work that isn't right, either have it or don't have it. The ONLY real negative was the food, it was horrible, i sent my burger back as it was cold and raw, the man beside me sent his back the night before and there was another man returning his food when we were leaving. The consensus from other guests was that there has to be a problem in the kitchen and this is dangerous for food safety. I can honestly say the only time the food looked good was on Sunday when they were serving Sunday Lunch. I would have given this a 5 star review only for this and judging by other reviews this needs to be addressed ASAP.
Sue00do, North West England, United Kingdom
We drove the 12 miles on the gravel toll road through the plantation, beautiful scenery, contrasts between heavily wooded forests and complete (seemingly) devastation, interesting to see that new trees are planted between the old roots. Huge trees uprooted and leaning over like dominoes with roots exposed.We saw only one other car on our drive except for a huge, fully laden forestry wagon which headed towards us amidst a vast cloud of dust, we saw it in the distance and pulled into a passing place and waited like two rabbits in the headlights! We got a big thumbs up from the driver as he passed us and continued at speed to his destination!
Itchy306, London, United Kingdom
Parked the car at the Tower Knowe Visitor Centre, (the meters weren't registering the money in the Pay and Display, but the shop will honour any money paid), went for a short walk, the views across the lake were spectacular, and so peaceful and quiet. If you want better views, go to Elf Kirk viewpoint, the drive up is a bit rough, but the views are worth it.
Beautiful and tranquil or Beautiful and Energetic
Simon P, Blyth
Kielder is Europe’s largest man-made lake and England's largest forest and one of Northumberland's best attractions. It is great for individuals or families. There is plenty of nature to see, there is water sports, walking trails for all levels of ramblers, cycling routes, camping, the Dark Skies Observatory, and much more such as the Lakeside Way, which s a 26 mile trail suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users, that encircles the shoreline of Kielder Water.