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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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Beautiful unspoilt scenery and landscapes

Spent a whole day here and only saw a tiny fraction of it, great for people who love walking, cycling and the green and pleasant countryside. Lovely carpeted forests and rivers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashley278
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a whole day here and only saw a tiny fraction of it, great for people who love walking, cycling and the green and pleasant countryside. Lovely carpeted forests and rivers, green and pleasantness...you get the general gist of it. Would love to come here and find it covered in snow but it's fairytale stuff whatever time of year you... More 

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Thank Ashley278
Winsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had a superb time with the birds of prey centre. We were staying in the lodges at leaplish and decided on day one to go to see the birds. I was amazed at the sheer number and variety from hawks and buzzards to massive eagles and owls. After a scary start with my daughter and the giant pelicans, they... More 

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Thank B16mts1
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I have visited Kielder water and surrounding area all my life. A tranquil place that can be visited in all seasons. I ain't gonna candy coat it for you, the midgies are terrible in the summer and temperatures do drop well below freezing in the Winter but the rugged scenery more than makes up for this! Well worth a visit... More 

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2 Thank EmilyuuuQ
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Ideally on a warm sunny day but still on those grey days because the whole reservoir has a fantastic footpath cycle way around it. All fairly flat but there are some steeper areas so be prepared if you might struggle. We have always cycled it and also taken off route tracks up into the hills. There is a cafe resultant... More 

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Thank AlHeps
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

What a fabulous place to spend Christmas. The local people were so friendly and happy it was fantastic. The area is outstanding and we had some fantastic walks and bike rides. The tracks around the forest are accessible to all levels of cyclist. Great place to explore and enjoy.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

had an amazing day even though it rained and heavy at times, initial outlay was expensive but once you have been you understand why, its ran to clockwork every part of it was so special, even adults go a lovely gift each. would highly recommend if you have kids who still believe in santa

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1 Thank Keith D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful day today! Finally my Christmas zing kicked in right about when we were in the woods singing Christmas songs with Mrs clause. The staff/cast are all brilliant. We were there 10-3 and could've stayed longer (missed out the bird of prey area doh!) but had to get back. Our five year old loved every moment, such a... More 

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1 Thank Cherhopps
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Don't waste your money. We went as heard it was fab, it was ok but expensive for the experience. Not one to one with Santa but as a group due to numbers. Artisan theatrical performances that young children don't understand. Snow tubing and ice skating good but not suitable for tots so what are they meant to do? Followed Mrs... More 

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2 Thank Leanne M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Beautiful area to walk around, cycle around, go for a drive etc. Plenty of little villages with cafes etc and stunning scenery.

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Thank grintoul
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went to keilder forest to visit the winter wonderland and had an amazing day. We were welcomed on to the site by an elf who gave all the children a wishing star which had been loaded with 12 wishes which they could activate throughout the day by using the special Windows, we then walked down to the Xmas theatre... More 

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