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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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It was a Monday so the ferry was not running which was a little disappointing. A lovely walk up to the dam none the less. Beware the car park, Charges were misleading... £4.50 for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely late breakfast at the Old Schoolroom at Falstone and then decided to have couple of hours sitting by the lake on such beautiful day (27 degrees- that doesn't happen very much at Kielder) We drove into the car park at the dam and found the same as the previous review. You have to pay for one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a Monday so the ferry was not running which was a little disappointing. A lovely walk up to the dam none the less. Beware the car park, Charges were misleading... £4.50 for the whole day or 1;50 per hour. I put in £3.00 thinking I was purchasing 2 Hours but ticket only allowed 1 Hr. Maybe it's me... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We dropped by to do a crossbow lesson which cost us £8, I reckon that's pretty good value for money although you do have to phone in advance and then pay on arrival. It ended up being just me and my friend and the instructor who was really friendly and we had a great time learning to use the crossbow.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Made a trip across the National Park to visit Kielder Water. Beutiful place and lovely to walk. Visitor centre is very informative and food in cafe was lovely. Only stayed a short while, but worth the journey. Car park tickets are transferable which is handy to know!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great day out with plenty to see, nice walks through the forest next to the reservoir. Nice places to eat and very friendly staff A photographers dream

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The park has some of the most stunning scenery I've ever witnessed and I spent most of my visit in total awe. There are so many great walks here that you could easily spend a week or more exploring and there are clearly marked visitor centres and goof stops to help you along the way. There are also a few... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

OK, this was a wet and windy day. All there was to do was to spend in the expensive shop. I know it's not just a simple shop, and the place is there to get money in, but I felt that it was far too expensive. Even the refreshments were very expensive with a limited choice. I don't think I'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

SO much to do, choose to cycle, walk, explore the art & architecture, visit the castle or observatory or enjoy the wildlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic place out the world, staff always happy to help.beautiful views lodges top class and very relaxing especially in hot tub. Would recommend to anybody couples, families loads of things to do for all the family and restaurant amazing there's also loads to do at kielder castle and the visitors centre is a must at Tower Knowe you can jump... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We cycled from the Castle to Leaplish and back - 13miles of woodland trails, not too taxing but not easy either. I had envisaged cycling around the whole of the reservoir until I learnt that it was ~50K around and I'm not that fit!

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