Kielder Lakeside Way Walk

Kielder Lakeside Way
Wander along Kielder lakeside way for striking views across the sparkling reservoir and of Kielder Water & Forest Park’s incredible outdoor art and architecture. The route is 26 miles in total, but you can pick a smaller section to explore.

Wander by the water

Head to Kielder Water & Forest Park and explore this stunning, waterside route. You can walk along the 27 miles of shoreline around Kielder reservoir, picking the section of the route that suits you best and the distance that you are comfortable with.

You will pass open-air art pieces and nature-hides where ospreys, red squirrels and other wildlife are spotted regularly. Kielder Dam and Kielder Castle are also en-route, and you can do as much or as little of the route as you choose as its circular nature makes it extremely easy to navigate. 

Many walkers choose to stick to either the north shore or the south shore, and some routes even incorporate the Osprey ferry along the way. Parking is available at Tower Knowe Visitor Centre and Kielder Waterside.

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