The Osprey Ferry

Kielder Water
NE48 1ER

01434 251000

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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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Lots to see and do

timhdronfield, Dronfield, United Kingdom
The setting is spectacular and we were blessed with lovely weather on the day we headed out to explore. There are lots of places where you can go on trails around the lake or up into the surrounding countryside. We found a 12 mile toll road (£3) called Forest Drive just outside Kielder Castle that takes you further into the forest park and up to Blakehope Nick. Designed by students at Newcastle University and only completed in 2019 this is a great piece of architecture, cleverly designed to frame the various views of the beautiful landscape. An unexpected find on a great day out.

Really only for 4x4

David R, Smethwick, United Kingdom
Saw this marked on the map and came over from Amble to do this. Entered via A68 only the to meet a sign for 4x4 best for this. Started out but the stones are too bad for an ordinary car.

Exceeded expectations

Emgee0202, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Just returned from lovely 5 day break in 2 lodges celebrating family occasion. Loads to do, free for younger children, friendly, helpful staff for whom nothing was too much trouble. No Wi-Fi, no mobile signal...bliss.


TheDampGusset, London, United Kingdom
Exceptional and breathtaking. It’s as though you are in Northern Europe....Germany, Norway trees and water everywhere and the good thing is not a lot of people seem to know about it. Beautifully maintained with miles and miles of forest and lakeside paths to explore on foot or by bike. A must visit location but please dont tell everyone......

Don't pay for pond dipping

barbara w, Whitstable, United Kingdom
Paid £14 for my 2 grandchildren to join the pond dipping (free if you're staying on site). What a waste of cash. Young lad leading it, nice with the kids, but knew little beyond newts. Pond a mere muddy puddle. Equipment fine, but to what end! Husband a biologist so could identify a diving beetle lost on the leader.



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