Partners at Kielder Water & Forest Park are delighted with the success of its first Wild at Kielder Festival, which took place recently alongside the long standing and ever popular Kielder Classic & Vintage Vehicle Show.

The Festival was aimed at encouraging everybody to experience at first hand the wonders of the area and, in total, over 1500 people took part in over 30 wildlife related activities across 8 sites at Kielder and proved to be such a success that plans are taking shape for next year’s festival which promises to be bigger and better - so start visiting or the Wild at Kielder Facebook event page, for regular updates.

Katy Cook, Living Wild Project Coordinator at Northumberland Wildlife Trust, said: “Kielder is a wonderful part of the world, so it goes without saying I’m delighted that so many people came to the festival to experience the fantastic wildlife that the area has to offer.”

The Wild at Kielder Festival is part of the Living Wild at Kielder project, which has been made possible by National Lottery players and a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

It is delivered by Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Northumbrian Water, Forestry Commission and the Environment Agency, with support from Newcastle University and Northumberland National Park Authority.