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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 lake in a forest setting

This is a really nice forest park with a castle at its head and of course, a cafe. The cafe is very good and the scones are damned good. Weather was good so we sat outside before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Michael R
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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bourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wanted to do the toll road drive through the forest. It says drive carefully but doesn't tell you it is n unmade road. We are waiting for mechanic to check damage to car and we drove very slowly and carefully. Would not recommend in a family car

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Thank moragbarltrop
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely walk around here and the place is beautiful with some great views and wildlife. Boys were thrilled to see a red squirrel and a heron. What made it disappointing though is that we had hoped to do a walk and get the ferry back only to find that it wasn't working - in August - during... More 

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Thank LizzieP69
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a really nice forest park with a castle at its head and of course, a cafe. The cafe is very good and the scones are damned good. Weather was good so we sat outside before heading off on a cycle trip round part of the lake. Be warned it is a bit tough!. However, there is a wonderful... More 

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1 Thank Michael R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for the weekend with the gf and could not be happier. We walked along the north lakeside trek from the castle to belvedere and back. Views are stunning beyond appreiation. Pathways, seats and map locations are very well kept and immaculate. There was one bench where some scruffs had left thier rubbish but apart from this the ebtire... More 

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1 Thank Rumfitt
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we decided to do the forest drive west to east ending at the A68. The dirt road is quite satisfactory for even a small family car like ours .It is meant to be a scenic tour so 20mph is more than adequate. Plenty of places to stop and admire the scenery . Worth £3 . In 12 miles we saw... More 

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Thank 2godaytripper
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kielder water and forest is such a beautiful place. So relaxing and quiet. I took my younger sister and niece here for a day out and they absolutely enjoyed themselves. Would definitely recommend if you like forest walking.

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Thank Melissa D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loads to see and do. Picturesque scenery and chilled. Recommend finding a nice quiet spot on the lakeside for a picnic.

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Thank mlajem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are limited dates and places for the Kielder art and architecture tour, but it's well worth the effort of booking. It's a 3 hour guided tour. The curator leads the tour and takes the minibus through the forest tracks to get as close as possible to the selection of artworks as possible. The maximum walk is about 5 mins... More 

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Thank Dave Y
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kielder offers a great day out, lots to do and see. You need hiking shoes/boots as its rough terrain in places. Great for picnics and nature watching. We saw lots of birds including a woodpecker and many other animals.

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Thank Hannah M
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large reservoir with access to bike hire, many bike trails, walking trails. Had a quick visit prior to an evening at Kielder Observatory. We were going to hire some bikes for the boys (14 and 18) but as we arrived after a downpour and in the midst of another one expected ( it didn't come) the guy in charge of... More 

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