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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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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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A beautiful place

Been back a week , can not believe we have never been before it's only 1 1/2 hours from us, the place is beautiful and the people so friendly and helpful. I will definitely go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is place is well advertised but not well thought out at all. Nativity play was in no way a Nativity regardless of how good the actors were. Santa was rubbish, suit was cheap and tacky. Elves were good. But the biggest disappointment was the restaurant. Families were made to cue for over an hour whilst tables sat empty. The... More 

Thank John C
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took 2 children here on 22nd dec for the winterwonderland, very disappointing not geared for children of differing ages most of it was quite boring and didnt hold the childrens attention, the other attractions , the slide and ice rink very ordinary and again disappointing. One hot drinks van with long queues and one hog roast van that wouldnt even... More 

Thank LyndaAmble
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been back a week , can not believe we have never been before it's only 1 1/2 hours from us, the place is beautiful and the people so friendly and helpful. I will definitely go back. Not the nicest or biggest cabin but I wouldn't let it put me off. The hot tub great. Weather very nice for November. The... More 

Thank alip6
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very lucky in November as we had mainly sunshine for two days. Favorite parts were Bakethin reservoir where the old viaduct is and we saw a deer in the distance of the river swimming. Leaplish is great we enjoyed the walk to the squirrel hide and were lucky to see 3 of them quite closely late morning near the viewing... More 

Thank jaydee37York
Alton, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to attempt the Kielder Challenge and walk all the way round the reservoir. The path made it quite easy, although it was a little steep in places and the signage for the Lakeside Walk up at the Castle end was a bit vague and I made a couple of false starts coming down the south side. Plenty of room... More 

Thank Benjiboots
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We actually visited Feb 2014 not 2015. We were staying in a log cabin in longframlington and after looking through the leaflets this place took our fancy for a day out and a nice walk. Parking was easy but if I remember correctly slightly overpriced. We were at the dam end of the park and took a few different walks... More 

Thank heatherLxx
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Visited for the day. Started near the castle and walked along the river path - couldn't find the trail we were looking for but found plenty of wildlife and mushrooms to photograph. Our dog had a great time running around. Drove to the car park at the dam and walked up the lakeside for a few miles then looped back.... More 

Thank Ruthskitty
west yorkshire
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72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Just spent four of the most relaxing days of my life in a ĺodge at Kielder. Gazing at the most stunning stars from a steaming hit tub has tò be one of my best experiences ever. Cant wait to go back

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This area of the UK is amazing. The gorgeous views of the most still expanse of shimmering water were impressive and provided a tranquil moment in a busy schedule. The opportunities to see wildlife including red squirrels in the daytime and owls at night made this a special trip to this vast forest environment.

Thank jjaxmaxx
Newbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We had 4 nights in a cabin with hot tub and it was fantastic. As a well known dark place the stars were brilliant. The Boat Inn is very friendly but the menu very limited especially if you don't eat meat. Having to wait until 4pm to check in when they ask you to leave by 10 is not good... More 

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