Forest View

Otterburn Green
NE19 1TS

+44 01830 520425

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 296 reviews
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Forest View Inn is a small family run Inn situated on the edge of Northumberland National Park and in Kielder Water and Forest Park.

Room information for Forest View

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Double ensuite room 2 2
B&B per person per night
Single room
(Single Room with Private Facilities)
2 1
B&B per person per night
Family ensuite room 1 4
B&B per person per night
Twin ensuite room
(Twin Ensuite Room)
1 2
B&B per person per night
Family ensuite room
(Triple Room En-suite)
1 3
B&B per person per night
Total capacity: 15
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Child / family friendly at Forest View Inn Accommodation Family friendly
Childrens facilities at Forest View Inn Accommodation Childrens facilities
Car parking available at Forest View Inn Accommodation Car parking available
Licenced premises at Forest View Inn Accommodation Licenced premises
Special diets catered for at Forest View Inn Accommodation Special diets catered for
Guest garden at Forest View Inn Accommodation Garden for guest use
Laundry / washing facilities at Forest View Inn Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
Residents lounge at Forest View Inn Accommodation Residents lounge
Cycle friendly at Forest View Inn Accommodation Cycle friendly
Walker friendly at Forest View Inn Accommodation Walker friendly
Sleep quality
Sleep quality
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A memerable experience

Robert J,
Joyce and Colin have years of experience at Forest View and I hope they can stave off long term fatigue for some time to come. The accommodation is very clean and the cooked breakfasts and dinners are to a high culinary standard with an emphasis on healthy choices. Their logistics are complex. There's catering for guests, stocking up the Inn with large distances to cover in some instances There's providing a shuttle service to Trows Farm for Pennine Way walkers on the two night package and also operating a separate baggage shuttle service in partnership with other providers. This must be exhausting particularly for Joyce. In my case as a Pennine Way walker on the two day package, I potentially needed extra time to meet the rendezvous location two and three quarter miles below the summit of Windy Ghyl, as one of the other guests was a professional walking tour guide twenty years my junior. I was provided with a special septuagenarian early starter breakfast of two slices of bread, jam, a single serving packet of cereals , milk, a drink with a straw and a cereal bar. Starting at 07:30 I had sufficient calories to make it with half and hour to spare. My O/S Explorer download map synchronised perfectly with the O/S Explorer extract map book. The very adequate way posts meant that it was easy to identify Windy Ghyl and navigate down to the wide grassy track down to the green 'tin' barn furthest away from Trows Farmhouse ignoring the stone barns. There is good mobile signal on most of this part of the Pennine Way so I texted Joyce with my progress. As I had successfully managed my previous fourteen days on the Pennine Way I don't think there was a disproportionate risk even although I cannot keep up with fitness instructor pace. It was indeed nice to integrate with the other guests in the dining room on the second night rather than have to conduct conversations through the arch in the conservatory. To make Forest View easier to run I would recommend a booklet in each room with full information on the room facilities, the way the keys work including the key to the bathroom, the WI-FI code, bearing in mind the Pennine Way walkers may be quite tired after previous days walking. I feel that some verbal descriptions Colin provided exaggerated the present day reality of the route in that this section of the Pennine Way is well signposted, has good wide paths often with plank or stone slab overlays and in no place has dangerous peat bogs. Even an octogenarian would have little difficulty at night! There is however a common risk of high winds and adverse weather in this exposed area and for emergency use there is a shelter hut. Text messages are often received with considerable delay.

These hosts deserve a medal

Richrun24, Highworth, United Kingdom
We stayed at the Forest View Inn on the last two days of walking the Pennine Way. The Inn offers everything that weary travellers need after 250 miles of walking. From the moment we walked through the door we were really well looked after. Colin made us a pot of tea, cleaned our very muddy boots and took them to the drying room. Later he showed us to our bedroom which had a comfortable bed and a very powerful en-suite shower. Dinner is served in the Foresters Restaurant and is cooked by Joyce. There are a number of choices all of which are ideal to build you up for the next day's walk. Colin and Joyce throw their hearts and souls into running the Inn and really do deserve recognition for all their efforts which were very much appreciated by both us and our fellow walkers.

Walking the Pennine Way

bazilda, Truro, United Kingdom
Fantastic stay at Forest View , our every need catered for by Joyce and Colin ! No sooner had we arrived and our boots and poles were taken away and stacked in the drying room . A cup of tea on arrival and the room so comfortable with excellent shower. The bar was very well stocked , excellent beers and the evening meal was superb , delicious with generous helpings . All in all our best stay so far on the PW , Well done Joyce and Colin! Nicola and Jamie -

I wish I could give it 5

Geoff m, Bradford, United Kingdom
I agree with the majority of the 5 Star reviews, and I must add that The owners go the extra mile to ensure that you are well provided for including cleaning and drying your boots ! This place provides everything you need for a 2 night stop on the Pennine Way. The only reason it is not a 5 star is the limited menu, albeit all good quality, and the lack of flexibility over dinner time. I understand and accept the reasons for this but in fairness to other places I have reviewed I cannot give it 5 stars.

Last trudge on PW

kmills012018, Wigan, United Kingdom
my mates and I finished the PW over a 4 day yomp. We stopped in great accommodation in Bellingham and KY but this is the jewel in the crown for weary walkers. As a virgin trip advisor contributor this is the place that has inspired me to break my duck. it is an oasis never to be forgotten. It isn't meant to be the ritz. At the end of a long hard walk, comfort, sympathy and practical help is what was needed and boy did we get it. I would also like to highlight just how much effort these people put into making your stay memorable. They are remorseless and I for one, and no doubt my friends who were with me would like to acknowledge what a great experience staying here was. Thank you and apologies for the delay in getting my lazy ^&$9 in gear and writing this review



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