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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
Cycle trip around the lake
katelauren1, County Durham, United Kingdom
Had a fantastic cycle of 27 miles around Kielder Reservoir starting at Kielder water, very well maintained cycle path with many hills up and down and great facilities at Kielder water overall a great trip
Great place to visit lots of amazing views, breathtaking forest.
Emma H, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit you can park for the whole day and move your ticket to all the different car parks for different walks. We finished at the Castle for refreshments. It’s huge breathtaking scenery great walks.
Lovely place to walk
JohnMason1957, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Had heard about Kielder for many years but this was my first visit. Approaching from Scotland, stopped at the Castle for information, then drove further round. Great walk for an hour including crossing the dam and seeing the wave chamber.
amazing view and brilliant for holiday
Myself and my friend went camping and stayed three nights here. The landscape here is so amazing and stunning. And really friendly residents and nice walk around the lake. Really glad managed it to come here for holidays and would come back soon as soon as possible. If you are planning a great trip to North England, please make sure you could come here, the landscapes, the nature and the view would really worthy of it.
Great stay in the forest
The lodge was warm, clean and well-equipped. We liked staying in a log cabin.Nearby was a pub to eat & a cafe for breakfast- also good self-catering facilities, including a microwave and dishwasher. We enjoyed the forest walks & the water walk was great fun. We didn't see any red squirrels & the boat trips were not running.