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Kielder Water & Forest Park

Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder NE48 1BT, England
0845 155 0236
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Ranked #2 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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milton keynes
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

very pretty ,took lots of pictures and by the looks of it if you like water sports it is the perfect place.didnt take long to drive around ,.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

A lovely peaceful place with lots of walks - all well sign posted. some interesting outside art work & a lovely "hide" at Leaplish where you can see lots of wild birds & also red squirrels. Tranquillity at it's finest!

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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Views of Keilder water are stunning and red squirrels found lots to do and see visitor centre very very good

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Just returned from 2 weeks Holiday at Kielder Caravan Park (3 Adults & 2 Kids) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were a little worried about previous reviews and comments warning us of the midges however were pleasantly surprised by how few there were taking into account the mixed weather we experienced. Yes there are midges that only really trouble you... More

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We could have spent our whole holiday here - it is massive with so much to see and do. Wonderful walks and cycle trails with fantastic views, excellent visitor centres, Kielder Castle and maze, ferry trip, water sports and high ropes experiences. Our two children enjoyed taster sessions for both at only 10 pounds each. Also much more that we... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Kielder park is a wonderful area for exploring and staying a few days. Plenty of places to walk and enjoy the countryside and wildlife. Several visitor centres providing parking, eating, toilets and information. If you want biking trails they are here, if your passion is sailing, it is available, or just walk through the endless forests and lakeside sites.... More

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The information in Tower Knowle was very useful, we canoed on Kielder water with the Calvert Trust, The children did the climbing experience in the Calvert trust

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We travelled down to Kielder whilst staying at the Roxburgh Hotel near Kelso, and the climb over the border at Charter Bar followed by the long descent on winding undulating roads was magnificent in itself, and whetted our appetites quite nicely. The lake itself is vast, and I would love to return to sail on it. In the meantime we... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Been visiting this area for probably getting on for 25 years now and it still has that lovely draw for us. Every time we come this way it just gets better, so much to see and do and it hasn't changed a bit....perfect! Go, see, enjoy.............you'll not be disappointed!

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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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