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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Driving from York to Scotland we decided to take a detour and drive through the Kielder Forest and won't disappointed. The views are stunning and with the colour of the trees changing made our trip very memorable

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just back from a long weekend with family. We had 3 lodges between us - all well furnished and very very clean. 2 of our lodges had hot tubs which were maintained daily. A beautiful place - very relaxing for the adults and loads to keep the kids busy. Lovely Sunday lunch with a view of the lake. There were... More

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Inverness
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A lovely area to walk in, well way marked. The ferry allows for linear walks between car parks. We felt that parking and getting the ferry was better than walking and hoping to get the ferry back to the car.

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York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Kielder has a host of attractions and activities within a huge forest area - mountain biking, watersports, and walking. We were keen to see the artworks dotted around the lake, but decided that a full circuit of the lake (26 miles!) was a tad too long for our leisurely day out. We drove to the Kielder Castle visitor centre first,... More

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Blackburn
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Peace and quiet yet within easy distance of local attractions such as Kielder and Hexham......................................................................

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Beautiful, stunning location, lots of car parks around the area, everywhere has some sort of facilities and well signposted throughout

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We spent the day at Kielder Water after visiting the Observatory the night before so although the activities such as mountain biking looked appealing, we just didn't have the energy so settled for a coffee in the lovely cafe at Tower Knowe before deciding to go for a ride on the ferry. Despite the water being a little choppy, The... More

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York, England
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful Lakeside and forest location. The Cabin we stayed in was fantastic. I had problems sleeping the first night and it took me ages to work out why. It was the silence! I attended as part of a Work 'holiday', but I enjoyed it that much, I've booked to take the wife in November. Loved every minute.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great location. Lots to do around the visitor centers. Great views, walks, biking, camping, variety of eating places. And the views of the STARS are spectacular. Love coming here, never tire of things to do.

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WELWYN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Drove to Tower Knowe visitor centre and restaurant with the parking and area disabled friendly. Though 2 pm still a varied menu available served by friendly staff and chaffinches determined to get their share! The shop close-by was well stocked, specialising in Northumberland maps and matters whilst the nearby "Explore" gallery has an interactive guide to all the attractions and... More

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