Kielder Water & Forest Park

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Kielder Water & Forest Park

Kielder Water & Forest Park
4.5
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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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Derek
1 contribution
Not for breakfast
Oct 2021 • Couples
Just stopped at The Hide for breakfast. Don't go at that time of day. They don't open till 9.45 or in our case, when the manager tells them. Inside it is cold and unwelcoming and, unfortunately, I can't even say the staff make up for it. The food was OK at best. The most interesting part was the hp sauce. The prices, even though you know it's tourist based are high.
It's probably worth mentioning we've been in the shop too and the staff member in there was brilliant. Really helpful and friendly.
Written October 21, 2021
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GrahamP113
Witham, UK1,445 contributions
Day out
Oct 2021 • Couples
What an amazing part of northern England.mweather was not great but the scenery was incredible and the roads so empty. Absolutely beautiful
Written October 6, 2021
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profjoypc
Alnwick, UK4,351 contributions
Beautiful lakeside walks
Oct 2021
We had a wonderful day walking around the lake. It was really quiet so we hardly saw a soul and we were blessed with good weather which certainly added to the enjoyment. Paths are easy to follow and there are many trails to explore. The only issue was parking as we were not carrying coins and in most car parks the machines only accepted coins. Surely in this pandemic era when people have got used to contactless payments this should be addressed.
Written October 3, 2021
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Corinna B
London, UK9 contributions
Don’t think this attraction is trying to attract people
Sep 2021 • Couples
Whilst the countryside and forest are beautiful, the pedestrian paths were closed completely unnecessarily (I assume for health and safety reasons, however we ignored the signs and there was nothing causing any danger)
Would be keen to understand who their target market is, there were almost no people/cyclists/ runners on a sunny September Sunday, no sailing or swimming, eerily quiet!
You will also need cash for car parking, so we had to drive 30 mins away to find somewhere with change.
Written September 20, 2021
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Barry P
Chorley, UK74 contributions
Kielder September break
Sep 2021 • Family
Great break away with some of the family. A mid-week break is very relaxing in the first week after all the kids have gone back to school
Written September 17, 2021
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Dandelion
London, UK39 contributions
First & last visit
Aug 2021 • Couples
Kielder water is a beautiful area of Northumberland,unfortunately our visit was a complete let down.The castle was an embarrassment ,not 1 but 2 burger vans right in front of the castle,the larger of the 2 blaring out ‘guns and roses’.Is this what people want ? I really don’t think so.
Ok,maybe a visit to Tower Knowe would be better,well if you want to queue for 30 minutes for a coffee then this is the place for you.Pathetic,God knows what our foreign visitors make of this.We actually spent more on parking (each area you visit,you pay again,and again.Overall,not a good experience,probably would return,but in another life.
Written August 19, 2021
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RadLucy
1 contribution
A nice break but Lodge 24 was in the dark and too expensive to do again
Aug 2021
Well appointed lodge but as in Lodge 24 there was no view except to the bins and a nice tree. Probably more research and money needed next time.
The kitchen was well equipped with a useful washer dryer, dishwasher and De gusto coffee machine with some pods thoughtfully provided. Bathroom was clean but had some mildew - the shower had little power - sad.
Bedrooms were good with generous amounts of pillows/towels/drawers and hanging space in cupboard.
There was a small dining room which was dark and faced the next lodge so we used this as an unpacking/storage area for boots etc.
Tv was fine with a PS4 provided and more games available at the shop.
Absolutely no Wifi - which made life difficult when searching up activities.
Bring your own decent lightbulbs - the dining area had a bare 'feature bulb' which was like a searchlight and I covered with some paper to make less painful.
Also bring laundry tabs, De Gusto pods, PS4 games, insect repellant, a fan (no open windows due to insects in evenings and mornings) and bird seed for the plentiful wildlife (drifts of rabbit poo everywhere - they were very sweet.
The recycling seemed to be confined to glass only - either this an honest admission that this is the only stuff that is truly recycled and not shipped to somewhere less fortunate or just sad.
Lots of nice walks and bike rides - this is what we came for but I'd probably go somewhere else next time to be honest as its probably cheaper with a better view from the varanda.
Written August 13, 2021
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Aleksandr P
2 contributions
Love this place.
Aug 2021 • Couples
Love this place. Been here 4 times,2 times for night photography,for a walk and just yesterday for a bike ride. Always nice to be here. Nice trails for mtb . Worth visit,not first not last time here.
Written August 4, 2021
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Tigi_Higgins
Mendip Hills Somerset719 contributions
Stunning Scenery
Jul 2021
We really enjoyed our visit. Clearly lots going on with sail boats, various youth groups and a great little cafe too.
Written July 23, 2021
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Roskers
Cambridge, UK1,082 contributions
Little to see here. An attempt to garner more income out of forestry.
Jul 2021 • Family
Avoid the forest drive. Nothing is signposted and there's little to see. It's a rough and stoney 12 mile road that only gives views of the environmentally damage caused by clear - felling.
Written July 9, 2021
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