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What better way to explore the great outdoors than on foot? With over 600 square kilometres of forest and over 26 miles of shoreline to choose from, Kielder Water & Forest Park is perfect for walking and hiking holidays or family days out. From challenging long distance trails to more leisurely family strolls - there's a multitude of forest walks to choose from. Discover twenty pieces of outdoor public art scattered across the Park along your way. And thanks to the Lakeside Way, a multi-user trail that follows the 26 mile Kielder Water shoreline, you can have a unique and beautiful walking experience. See www.visitkielder.com for more information.
Open all year
Walks with artworks...well worth the trip.
WineDineMan, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
‘Kielder Skyspace’ [dusk] - ‘Wave Chamber’ [sunny day] - Silvas Capitalis [any time] Super rewards for modestly strenuous walks.... recommended light conditions shown in brackets.
R100ERS, Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Visited Kielder for a week with my wife, my son and his wife and the 2 dogs and we all came home with 1 word ‘ WOW’ Big skies, views and great places to eat with friendly people and loads to see and enjoy
swiss_r, Leeds, United Kingdom
We are definitely coming back here. Always wanted to come and whilst it’s an amazing experience in the autumn, we can’t wait to see what it’ll be like in the summer or spring. Great for walks, for bikes and for kids. We did the Highway Rat trail (like the Gruffalo) at Kielder Castle which takes you through a good portion of forest. The kids walked all of it which was a fair distance for them but they didn’t realise as they were busy collecting things!
Kielder Forest Drive
ha55a, Blyth, United Kingdom
Very quiet but peaceful drive today slowly does it, up and up for a picnic near the top - must do this again when the weather gets warmer - possibly the Spring. There will be more places to park and explore then also.
Great place to visit the great outdoors
We drove all the way along Kielder water and stopped at various points along the way. We started at the dam and there is paid parking however what we didn't realise was that if you paid the £5 all day parking the ticket was valid for all the car parks around Kielder water (We found this out after paying again at Kielder Castle where there was a sign stating this which was a bit frustrating). There is a small maze located at the castle and a salmon centre which is worth popping in to have a look as it has information about the area; both activities are free. If you have a bike I would recommend taking it as you can cycle all the way round the lake (27 miles) on a well maintained track or just do parts of it which I plan to do next time