The Osprey Ferry

Kielder Water
NE48 1ER

01434 251000

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The Ferry service resumes on 31st March 2018, it will be running 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
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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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Wonderful spot.

woosterShropshire, Shropshire
Its a shame the ferry only runs on a Saturday and Wednesday on as that would have been nice. Everything else spot on well worth the visit.

Lovely walks

Caroline W, Prudhoe, United Kingdom
We had a great two days of walking - discovered the north bank walks and the Kielder Viaduct. Wrap up well, wear walking boots and enjoy the peace!

Not much to do...

lovesarigerme, South Shields, United Kingdom
We visited here before the observatory. Wish we had stayed near home and gone straight to the observatory and gave this a miss. We love nice walks, I spent a lot of time growing up in the Lake District so have a good sense of enjoying scenery and all of that. However, this was utterly boring with nothing to see or do. The drive there was the best bit. First of all there are next to no facilities. Kielder Castle (a bit of a stretch to call it a castle really) didn’t seem to have any staff and apart from a room where you collect maps which aren’t the best, there are toilets. And that was about it. Had a walk which should have lasted us around 3 hours but we were bored within an hour. All 3 of is. The same footpaths with the same tall straight trees. Couldn’t get near the water. For a national park, I expected more facilities at the castle and around there. Surely they need more funding, as national parks require a lot of upkeep I thought they needed donations etc to go toward this? I’m sorry to say that I feel this national park has nothing to offer it but the observatory. A shame as we went with money to spend but nowhere to spend it, and very disappointed with the lack of any facilities which would enhance the park. A better walk in the near area is Otterburn and the village trail. A couple of nice pubs in the area to finish up with, and a mill which holds a general store. A much better choice in the area, and I am sure they are more besides. We won’t be returning except to go direct to the observatory.

Stunning location with lots to see and do.

Avril R, Wirral
Sadly we visited on a rainy and cold day so we definitely didn’t get to experience this location at its best. However it was clear to see what a fantastic place this is. Lots of car parking around the lake and forest at various different points. All were well sign posted giving clear directions about walking routes and distances. You pay for a day ticket to park (£5) and can then move between the car parks. We particularly liked Leaplish; as we were able to eat indoors at the Boat Inn, with our dog with us. Would love to return on a sunny day, though I’m sure it would be considerably busier!

If you like the outdoors you'll love Kielder

Grim72, Freuchie, United Kingdom
Kielder Water is stunning if you hit it on a good day. Beautiful views and plenty to see and do. There are walks and activities suitable for all ages and levels of accessibility. You can do a whistle-stop visit or spend days here doing various activities. We booked a visit to the Kielder Observatory on the night time which I'd thoroughly recommend. Just enjoy the wilderness - what else is there to say?



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