The Osprey Ferry

Kielder Water
NE48 1ER

01434 251000

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The Ferry is now closed for the winter and service resumes in April.

If you require any further information on the Ferry Timetable please contact 01434 251000 as subject to change on Bank Holidays 

The 60 seat motor cruiser 'The Osprey' ferry is an ideal way to see Kielder Water in comfort as well as providing an opportunity to learn more about the history of the reservoir and the area. Refreshments and toilet available onboard. Sailings call at Kielder Waterside Park, Tower Knowe Visitor Centre and Belvedere (please check timetable for more information). It is also a great way to add to your Lakeside Way experience. The multi user trail encircles Kielder Water stretching for 27 miles. If you don’t want to walk or cycle the entire route, simply use the ferry for your return journey. We have facilities for bikes, wheelchairs and pushchairs on board (but space is limited). Tickets can be purchased at Kielder Waterside Park or Tower Knowe Visitor Centre. Please check with reception at Kielder Waterside Park (01434 251 000) when booking as times and prices may be subject to change. The cruiser can also be hired for private parties, telephone Kielder Waterside Park reception on the above number.


The Osprey Ferry takes place at ...
Kielder Waterside, Kielder(Nature and Wildlife)
The Osprey Ferry features in the itinerary...
Family Fun
Day Trip Must Sees
Camping in Kielder

Ticketing and entry prices for The Osprey Ferry

Type Entry for Guide price
(Adult )
day ticket
(Option 2)
day ticket
(Option 3)
day ticket
(Family 2 + 1)
day ticket
(Family 2+2)
day ticket
(Family 2+3)
day ticket
Part Journeys Leaplish to Tower Knowe £4.60 Tower Knowe to Leaplish £5.60 Belvedere to Leaplish £4.60 Belvedere to Tower Knowe £5.60 Tower Knowe to Belvedere £4.60 Leaplish to Belvedere £5.60 ................ Groups over 20 Adult/over 60's - £5.40 Child - £3.90 *Not full journeys
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A Great Place To Stay and Visit.

Lengjamin, Winchester, United Kingdom
Having spent a few days in Kielder to see in the New Year, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Water & Forest Park. The cabin which we stayed in although one of the more basic ones available on the park was clean, well decorated with the best thing being that the cabin feeling homely and inviting. The Boat Inn, on the park, produced some really delicious food on New Year’s Eve with the evenings entertainment including a local band from Newcastle whom certainly ‘inspired’ a good crowd, including even me, onto the dance floor and the night then finishing off with a firework display at the edge of the lake to ring in the new year at midnight. Kielder forest is an absolutely beautiful place to visit, we live in the South East so it was lovely to be able to visit a place as beautiful and as peaceful as Kielder, it’s just a shame we live too far away to visit on a more regular basis. The nearby Pheasant Inn is also worth a trip, it’s a classic traditional country pub with very good local food. Kielder Water & Forest Park is well worth staying at and we cannot recommend highly enough.

Amazing relaxing holiday

Michele R,
We stayed here as a group of mums on a weekend away from our kids and had such a lovely relaxing time which included prosecco in the hot tub! The lodge was stylish, with loads of mod cons and an absolutely gorgeous decor. The staff on site were so friendly and helpful - they even unpacked our Tesco shop into the fridge before we arrived! We were so impressed with the cleanliness of the lodge and also how the hot tub was checked and cleaned daily! A visit to the onsite pub was a bonus and the food was lovely. Such a lovely stay in such a tranquil setting; away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We will definitely be back again soon and would like to thank all the staff who helped make our stay so enjoyable.

Holiday from hell

927RJ, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Awful. Unhygienic accommodation next to a busy road. U.N. effect and unsympathetic duty manager. Broken appliances for a £1000 for three days best you all stay away. Worst place I have ever had the displeasure to book.

wow we fell in love with this place

rainbow66_733, Rainbow_123
we stayed beginning of December in number 32 (Hareshaw superior). we were so impressed with the location of the cabin , was on top of the hill in the corner of the cold-e sac. The views were breath taking couldn't take my eyes of it, the whole cabin was private and was never over looked when we was in the hot tub. It was a two bedroom two bathroom (one been ensuite) cabin with access for disabled, although there was stairs to the hot tub. Inside the cabin I loved how the park decorated each cabin with a Christmas tree and few decorations it made our stay that little extra special and got us into the christmas spirit. The interior of the cabin was perfect , very clean and tastefully done. it was fully equipped and we didn't want for nothing. There was even a play station and dvd player. .one of the best touches iv seen in a log cabin is a box containing a selfie stick which came in handy for taking family snaps as I forgot mine. There was a pint of milk in the fridge, dish cloths,tea towels, bin bags and dishwasher tablets. The tea and coffee canisters were full to the top and some small biscuit packs on the side next to them. The hot tub was one of the largest i actually been in when going away to a cabin , was lovely and the slippers and gown came in very handy. was so nice to sit and chill watching the view of the lake. Signal There is literally no phone signal around the park or even for miles from the parks perimeter. There is free wifi in the boat house which we did venture down to for a drink one evening. we thought we would struggle with no use of phones but actually turned out to be the best week weve had away in ages , was so nice to be in the middle of now where and enjoy family time with no distractions.(literally nothing is around the park other then country side for miles and miles) There is a free house phone in your cabin though if you really need to contact the outside world , can ring both landlines and mobiles on for free, which we thought was a lovely touch and had no idea about until we arrived. Check in and out checking in and out was so pleasant , actually the best we have experienced. the staff at landel waterside were so helpful and pleasant. we arrived at 3:40 after a very long drive and was told our cabin was ready. weve been to alot of places where they refuse check in till 4.I was asked if i would like a choice of champagne or orange juice whilst they told me about the site quickly. check out was just as pleasing, was given a tin of boiled sweets and a hot drink for me and my husband to takeaway as we drove home. these little touches made it that extra bit special for us. I would highly recommend taking bikes if you have them as its a great place for them and if you intend in doing the sculpture trail in winter when the boats arnt running you will need them. we didn't actually take ours, was last min choice to leave them at home due to the bad weather that was forecast. we did manage to get out for half a day walking each day and got to three sculpture sites on foot , silvas capitalis (big head) the wave chamber and Freyas cabin.we really wanted to do more but with the weather been bad and having a two year old we couldn't. The staff were very helpful when we asked for directions on trails, really gave us some usfull tips and information. The park had plenty going on with kids activities starting at 3 years old and has a small swimming pool, we didn't try any of these though. we did take our son to the variety of parks on site which he loved daily. I would definitely return, this place was amazing and in my top 2 log cabin places iv been. My one small criticism would be there is not enough bins about the site as we took the dog with us and was having the carry his waste about.


457lynnm, Durham, United Kingdom
The magic has certainly been put back into Christmas with an amazing visit to the Winter Wonderland. All the little extra touches made our trip magical. Thank you to the whole team.



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