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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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Peace and quiet

Lovely place to come for a break for peace and quiet. Would recommend Kielder campsite, Kielder Observatory, Osprey hide and castle as places to stay/visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We visited Kielder last week and the whole place felt like we had visited out of season, Very little was open, no boat trips running on the lake and it felt deserted. Most of the "attractions" are well spread out with their own car park and at £1.50 an hour at each car park it turns into an expensive visit... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely place to come for a break for peace and quiet. Would recommend Kielder campsite, Kielder Observatory, Osprey hide and castle as places to stay/visit.

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Staying at Leaplish with two small children we chose to do part of the North Shore from Kielder Castle to the "Big Head" and found it well signposted and enjoyable cycling for all of us. Based on this I then did a couple of solo rides doing the whole circuit early morning and found the rest of the trail to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Set off from leaplish waterside park. Suitable for cycling with child tow along trailer and tag along bike. Beautiful flora and fauna, even on a slightly inclement day. Will definately go again. Not to camp though in july due to the midge!

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We love it here, after a one day visit in 2014 we booked ourselves in for a 4-day stay this year. We stayed at the campsite in Kielder village, was is excellent and had more than enough to keep ourselves busy for our stay. The area has several parks around the water that offer a variety of activities, there's walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a lovely visit. Admired the dam, boat trip, saw the chicks via the web cam and a lovey walk. Herculese flew over lake when we were on the boat too.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Even on a wet grey day a slow drive along Forest Drive gave some wonderful views - including two red squirrels playing under the dry canopy. Unfortunately we were rather slow with the cameras and so will have to re-visit!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The fantastic view from 'Elf Kirk' a hill aprox. half way along Keilder Water' A lovely, peacefull walk along a footpath on the north shore.

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Definitely a great place to visit, beautiful walks with some clever added touches. The visitor center at Tower Knowe was very interesting, we normally by pass these sort of things but it was entertaining and informative. We look forward to coming back again and again as we think there is a lot to discover.

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lovely peaceful location, loads to do with boats, pool with snorkelling , birds of prey, osprey watch with very knowledgable volunteers. Lovely lunch and just stunning views

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Address: Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder NE48 1BT, England
Phone Number: 0845 155 0236
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