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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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Such a great place to visit

Kielder is man made and so may contribute to how well organised it actually is. You can see that a lot of thought has gone into planning the area. It is very understated, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Kielder is man made and so may contribute to how well organised it actually is. You can see that a lot of thought has gone into planning the area. It is very understated, it isn't planned to hold tens of thousands of tourists at any one time and become some great resort. The cycling routes are fantastic, we went round... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Super location for cycling. All the paths are ideal and very well marked and sign posted. Some interesting sculptures throughout too.

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tyne& wear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Staying in cottage in area as there is just so much to do from walking biking and loads of trails for kids and dog to tire them out then theres the quite if you just want to chill and at night if the sky is clear you are in a dark sky area so to look up is a wonder... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We loved our lodge at Kielder Forest Park with the most amazing views overlooking the lake greatly helped by sunny weather. The hot tub was a big hit with our teenage girls. Plenty to do on site and we managed to fit in a couple of walks, great paths and scenery. Would definitely return.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We drove from newcastle and stopped off at hawk hope car park with a picnic, there are tables there. We then drove on to tower knowe visitors centre and had half an hours walk on the trail to the left of there. The visitors centre has lots of lovely gifts. There is a coffee machine, cold drinks and icecreams in... More 

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Colne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We took our bikes and did the twenty seven mile Lake side way which is a full lap of the lake. Really enjoyed it plenty of ups and downs but a good clear path all the way round. It also has a few attractions dotted around the path a couple of which were well worth the slight detour. Do it,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We went just to admire the scenery and relax.Beautiful place and very tranquil.The carvery at the boat house in was delicious :) Recommend a day out here to anyone!

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Very very quiet when we went although this is not the norm.We parked at Kielder Castle and followed the signs for The Riverside Walk.Lovely woodland stroll that we loved as did my 2 Border Terriers.Take time to take in the colours and smells of the surroundings.The walk took us about 90mins and we finished off with a lovely lunch at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

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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