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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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me and my son camped at kielder campsite . we loved it the. steve the chap who runs the site is a top bloke five stars for you and the site keep up the good work

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We finally got to visit kielder and on arrival, as thought it was distributed over several areas. Parking cost was o.k £4-50 but this was transferable to all kielder car parks. We could only find about 6 marked walks and 1 which went all around the water, about 27 miles. To sum it up, it was a little dissapointing....for such... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped off here on our way up to Scotland and returned a few days later to do look at the Forest Drive. On our first stop off we parked on the small carpark at the far end of the Forest Drive, taking time to follow the Hindhope Walk. This was a pleasent walk we some nice scenery although there... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

me and my son camped at kielder campsite . we loved it the. steve the chap who runs the site is a top bloke five stars for you and the site keep up the good work

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Not much else but trees very little wildlife around almost no people and roads were empty not even horses or cyclists. Forest Drive was interesting and saw 2 hawks but road needs some attention and chopped down trees don't make for good scenary. Kilder village very disappointing place. Beautiful views.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A nice scenic drive around the C200 with a spot of pub lunch what more could you ask for that a little bit of sun

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Absolutely stunning, castle cafe was good, great cycle trails, loved the maze, fun at crazy golf, beautiful views. The forest drive was interesting in a 2 wheel drive car!

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East Lothian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I decided to visit Kielder for the first time and to cycle right around the reservoir. It proved to be more challenging than we expected as there are quite a few steep inclines on what proved to be a 28 mile route. We parked at Kielder Castle which has a nice cafe, bike shop and toilets. Make... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The area around Kielder offers a great selection of outdoor acitivities, walks and art objects (at least until summer 2015). We enjoyed being here a lot.

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cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The whole area is wild, tranquil and isolated. There are several visitor information centres that provide all the local knowledge you will need

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Fantastic day out with my partner gorgeous views, fun for whole family! Amazing to catch on a sunny day, shame the ferry wasn't on though. Also gift shop is a bit pricey but that was expected.

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