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Kielder Water & Forest Park

Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder NE48 1BT, England
0845 155 0236
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Kielder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lovely day out, great walking, super cycling paths , if wanted there is a small ferry which goes to several places on the reservoir. Also enjoyed the live cam of the ospreys. Had a good lunch at Kielder Castle very fresh salad. Good to see that as the dark swathes of pines are felled, mixed planting is taking place.

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was very excited when driving into the Park to see a maze and was chomping at the bit to go into it. After the mandatory tea and scones and a stroll through the information centre, we walked down to the maze, my first maze experience. What great fun and it's free. It took a while to get through and... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Spent a beautiful day at Town Knowe, walked to the dam and admired the view over Kielder. Drove the short distance to Leaplish and enjoyed watching the live cam of the ospreys. Well laid out very clean facilities and well stocked shops. Ideal for walking and dogs. The car parking fee covers all sites which was a bonus.

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The forest is the largest managed in England. It has various views, facilities and activities within its bounds most of which are free. Driving the forest drive from Kielder Castle to the A68, about 12 miles is recommended for 4 x 4 and costs £3 but my little Kia Rio managed without difficulty, is well worth it for the wildlife... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went primarily for the red squirrels, which are found in tw spots - the Leaplish centre and Kielder Castle. At Leaplish they provide feeders so there is a hive of activity at all times, allowing you to get great pictures of birds even if the squirrels don't show. The hide is also near enough to the main centre for... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stayed at the Kielder campsite in one of their pods. This was a great campsite which I would highly recommend. Spent two days cycling around Kielder Water. Fantastic cycling, paths well made and planned although some of the climbs particularly on the north side are challenging. Highly recommended and can't wait to go back.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have recently returned from a school residential visit and can honestly say the teachers and the children had an amazing time at Kielder. Our lodges were lovely with amazing views of the surrounding area and the whole experience will be remembered. We went on the ferry on the reservoir, paddled in various streams, visited the birds of prey and... More

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England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I visited Kielderr Water in June 2014. We parked at Kielder Castle and hired a couple of bikes and cycled the 6.5 miles to the Leaplish centre where we stopped for lunch. We enjoyed a great meal at the pub/restaurant there before returning back to the start. You can cycle around the lake, but we felt the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A great place to get away from it all. Deep in the forest no traffic no noise only wild life to keep you company. Lots of different walks for all abilities well signposted too.

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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We always stay in a log cabin for my birthday (17 June) for 5 days. We are: me, my husband, one of my brothers and the dog of one of my other brothers. We have been coming here for 6 years and love it. We are in one of the smaller lodges but it is great. They have gone in... More

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