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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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Rainy forest walk

We came here and had a walk around a section of Kielder water. It is quite easy walking and would be good for cycling too as the path we were on was wide and gravelled. The ferry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Laung Prabang
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here and had a walk around a section of Kielder water. It is quite easy walking and would be good for cycling too as the path we were on was wide and gravelled. The ferry seems to no longer be running judging by the signs posted about the place. We saw some birds but no other wildlife. We... More 

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Norfolk, UK
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is situated around Kielder Water and the views are superb, it really is a stunning location, however... We stayed in a luxury lodge, which was anything but. The first issue was the cleanliness, it was poor and we complained and the manager visited and agreed and had the cleaners come back and do it again which was much... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy long forest walks. With breathtaking scenery this is definately for you. There are several walks to choose from some easy some not so. We walked them all Plenty of parking 4 pounds for all day. But can be used on same day at other Keilder Forest activities

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to do and plenty of wildlife to see. Take a lovely boat trip across the lake or just do one of the many lovely walks

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Thank DAWN G
Newcastle upon Tyne
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I headed up to kielder with our two labs today. It's been a good few years since our last visit sadly. It's as beautiful as always. We did the bullscrag walk from leaplish waterside. It's a 7 mile walk but we ended up doing 11 (if anyone can send new legs that would be great) it's a... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked and toured. Saw amazing wildlife on this drive, wild goats, ospreys and great bird life. Probably best to take your own picnic. Would definitely go back and investigate further

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Thank salander2015
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a couple of visitor centres around the lake and a day parking ticket (£4.00) is transferable between them. Our primary reason for visiting Kielder Water was to ride the 'Osprey' Ferry. We bought our tickets from the Leapish Waterside Park Visitor Centre; a round trip, with two planned stops takes about 90-minutes. The ferry takes 60-people but on... More 

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Thank Cliff J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to see the Ospreys, and did manage to see a couple, but very distant. That's obviously not the fault of anyone here. There is a good viewing platform, and it was nice to read so much about the birds and how they are monitored. I didn't take the ferry, but may do another time. I was happy relaxing... More 

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Thank Adam J
Stafford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A day trip is not nearly long enough. We covered a few sights on the south side in the pouring rain.... What a place! It feels remote and mysterious and we had some beautiful walks in our sadly short visit. Will definitely return to explore the north side and hopefully stay for a few nights.

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Thank Lisa S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the lodges at Leaplish for a week, the views are spectacular along the lakeside and up into the surrounding areas but beware of the midges, they are vicious, take plenty of cream and repellent. The nearest supermarket is an hour away so try to remember what you want as its a fair trip to get anything. Phone... More 

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