The Osprey Ferry

Kielder Water
NE48 1ER

01434 251000

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 548 reviews
Find within approx miles of The Osprey Ferry



The Ferry service runs every Wednesday and Saturday.

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
Certificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of Excellence

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.

Toll Road!

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!

Gorgeous scenery

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.

Beautiful scenic area

Bordersgeezer, Hawick, United Kingdom
For anyone that likes beautiful scenery and the outdoor life, this place is a must to visit. Plenty of car parking available at £5 for the entire day. Well stocked shops for gifts or memorabilia from the Kielder area, all the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Not overpriced too. There are plenty of walks which are well sign posted and most of them not too demanding. Maps free of charge are available. Picnic tables are available by the water if you’re lucky enough to get one. A small ferry operates on specific days. Lovely part of the country which is well worth exploring



Search for things to do

Search for events

Search for accommodation

Sign up for our newsletter

It's in our nature
Tourist Information Centres in Northumberland
Late availability noticeboard