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Kielder Water & Forest Park

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Address: Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder NE48 1BT, England
Phone Number: 0845 155 0236
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Description: Plenty to see and do all year round. Ideal for all ages.There are many...
Plenty to see and do all year round. Ideal for all ages.There are many reasons to visit; the most popular being the distinctive scenery. Home to northern Europe's largest man-made lake and England's largest forest, the Park's remoteness and clean air and water offer a fresh outdoor experience.Nature lovers, water sports enthusiasts, explorers, walkers, cyclists, artists, families ... perfect for anyone looking to escape, set their own agenda and create new experiences.
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For those who prefer the outdoors

Kielder Water is a great place to visit. Lots of walks which are manageable for most. For the committed bikers there are some difficult bike routes and if you are lucky on your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Kielder Water is a great place to visit. Lots of walks which are manageable for most. For the committed bikers there are some difficult bike routes and if you are lucky on your visit you may see a red squirrel. Not to forget all of the water sports and an outdoor ice skating rink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We're just back from the most fantastic weekend in Kielder forest and water park. We stayed Friday until Monday and due to the relatively cheap price we paid i was dubious about the weekend. I did not need to be, we had a lovely time. The cabin, a Hadrian, was delightful; comfortable, clean and warm, i really could not fault... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic Caravan Club at Leaplish on Kielder Water Pitches are generous sizes : Toilet and shower facilities are amazing ( including piped pop music to have you bopping at 6am ! ) TV reception is poor - so make sure you bring your extension cable as the electric hook up points also have a TV point Views are amazing ,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The view and scenery are spectacular well worth a visit but onsite not a lot going on. We ate in the restaurant one evening which was lovely. The lodges were spotless only downfall was that we couldn't go in the hot tub without one of us staying inside with the dogs. There was not a gate keeping them inside as... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a vast area absolutely packed with paths for walkers , and cyclists of all abilities. Magnificent scenery and plenty of wildlife should satisfy anyone with a love of the outdoors.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We have visited Kielder very many times and I still find it hard to call it a tourist attraction. Feels like home! So easy to find a peaceful space here. The area is vast and with a little effort you can have the view to yourself. We wandered on Bull Crag today. Trees alive with birds. Easy gentle foothpath.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Just spent a week in a log cabin at kielder reservoir, had a wonderful time, the scenery is amazing, walks are beautiful, had a meal and a few drinks in the anglers arms pub, dog friendly pub, staff very nice,food very good,worth a visit. Weather was very good and I have had a lovely holiday and feel very relaxed and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This would seem to be a great place for mountain bikers and even for the less adventurous cyclist. The lakeside path is really great and the 26 mile round trip would be really enjoyable. Unfortunately we had left our bikes at home because of the weather forecast and the cycle hire centres seemed to be closed. Had hoped to get... More 

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Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Kielder reservoir is a vast water to fish, and if the fish aren't where you are after a short while, it's time to move. There are hot spots, which I find are better fished from a boat, but it's an ideal location to chill out in peace and quiet if you don't want to have crowds around. Hiring a log... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Did our usual loop of the lake on the mountain bikes a must when you are in the area didn't fancy the trails :) stunning area and full of wildlife

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