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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.
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Kielder Forest and Lake - nature at its best
AlEc777, London, United Kingdom
While visiting the Lake District, my family wanted to return to Kielder Forest during the day. On our last visit, we travelled by night to visit the Kielder Observatory to view the stars via the large telescopes. On this occasion, we enjoyed walking through the forest, especially via the evergreen pines, and admiring the huge scenic lake scenes. At Kielder, you can also hire bikes, visit the castle or have fun walking through the mini maze. It's worth every penny of the five pounds to park all day at the park. My only regret was that we didn't have more time to explore other areas of the beautiful, well kept forest. Immense yourself in the wonderful experience. Simply nature at its best.
VanessaB956, Dover, United Kingdom
The reservoir is lovely even in December easy to walk around as mostly flat, there are good facilities cafe looked very nice but was not open when we went 23rd December
Stayed in one of the log cabins for 3 nights..can't fault them..they're clean and the hot tub was well maintained..the downside are the so called 'activities' during the day..a lecture on recycling by Mrs Christmas and her friends..a Nativity play that has very little to do with Nativity..the Elves workshop and Santa were crowded but ok..it just needs to feel more Christmasy...you see kids looking bored and perplexed at some of it..a lovely place but the 'entertainment' during the day needs looking at.
Britain's most beautiful marathon
deepfreezevegan17, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Kielder is an incredibly stunning place to visit throughout the year but it really impresses when the Autumn is in full swing. Taking part in the marathon is a great way to see the entire place and experience something special. Well worth it if you're looking for something like that.
and40eh, Carlisle, United Kingdom
Fantastic day out with our kids got there at 1000 and left about 1730. Our kids are 9 and 7 they really enjoyed the full day, there was plenty to see and do they never got bored. The visit to Santa was great, the kids got a very nice boxed bauble each. They also made little wooden reindeer in the elves workshop, which they take home.The performances where very good with most people joining in. I thought it was quite expensive when I booked, but it was a good value for money day out. Despite what some lacking the Christmas spirit reviewers say, the day is what you make it. I would recommend this to anyone.