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Kielder Water & Forest Park

Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder NE48 1BT, England
0845 155 0236
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Ranked #3 of 8 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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Wales
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Location very quiet and a well run site staff could not be more friendly and helpful would recommend it for outdoor types great walking and cycle tracks and location is few hundred yards from Kielder water and boat trips plus fine dining in the restaurant. Only negative thing although not for us, was limited mobile telephone signal and poor... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited for a day during August and had a great time. The whole place has a very calm and serene atmosphere, it makes you feel like you could just sit on a bench at the side of the lake forever! We visited the Bird of Prey centre which was excellent, along with the Red squirrel hide where we were... More

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Birmingham UK
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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We decided to take the Osprey Ferry "round trip" as a way of seeing the whole of Kielder Water. The two member crew were friendly and there is a pre-recorded commentary which points out the main sights and the modern art which has been placed at intervals around the lake. This is a very relaxing way to tour the lake,... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

thorougly enjoyed our stay in a Lodge at Leaplish. So relaxing and plenty to do if you feel very energetic and active. We however simply enjoyed the walks and scenery. Also enjoyed the ferry ride with informatice commentary. Will definitely returned even though it is a 5 hour journey! Well worth it.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ideal if you enjoy mountain biking or long walks. However not very well signposted for walkers. Has a bird of prey aviary, children's play area, camping and caravan site and lodges to rent. Hoseasons own lodges on this site. Red squirrel hides and bird observatory. There are opportunities for taking a leisurely boat ride round the lake. There is a... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited each of the main areas/information centres around the lake starting at Tower Knowe and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Lots of forest walks for all levels of fitness. Kielder castle was our last stop where the tea room provided some good refreshment. From here we took the scenic 'Forest drive', 12 miles along this toll... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We visited in September, great weather, great paths for cycling and walking. We'll sign post. Would visit again.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I went for a walk round here while staying nearby, and it's a truly beautiful and serene place. There is a little cafe, shop and toilet there, so that was handy. I wouldn't say it's an easy walk as there are some massive hills, but the path is very good quality, so you don't trip or anything. I only went... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lovely camp site ... beautiful surroundings and red squirrels. .. the facilities were impressive. .practical and well thought out.. We were also impressed with the restaurant.. good food at reasonable prices. . We went on the boat trip round the lake despite the rain and learned all about the deepest man made resovour in the UK. .

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Peace, quiet and fantastic scenery. If you like to get away from it all (but not too far) then this is the place.

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