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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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Views to die for

On our way to Observatory for night visit but too early so stopped here for a drink and sit. Amazing views with great staff. Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
kim h
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north east, england
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north east, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On our way to Observatory for night visit but too early so stopped here for a drink and sit. Amazing views with great staff. Highly recommended

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At only £4.50 for a whole day's transferable parking, Kielder is fantastic value. I did one of the walking trails and had planned to explore the viaduct area but due to a sore tendon I had to abort my plans. Sadly I did not see any red squirrels. There are spectacular views over the water and with the bike trails,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Spent some time at the site views of forest were delightfull and the water was so peaceful. Ideal to bring a picnic.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my third visit for cycling. It's offers tracks from blue through to black. The Lakeside Way is a scenic ride around the reservoir, North Shore being the harder section. It is possible to spend hours just cycling along the various paths and trails (going no where) if you do not want to ride along the full route. Fielder... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Keilder water is a beautiful place with stunning views. The forest is lovely in some areas but also quite desolate in others where the trees have been felled. There are wonderful views around the lake with paths to walk and cycle on. We had dogs with us and went for a walk but notice that another reviewer comments that dogs... More 

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

This is my second visit to Kielder, the first being on a walking holiday with my family and the second cycling with my partner. The walks round here are so well signposted and give stunning views out onto the reservoir. Most of the routes have options to lengthen/shorten depending on your ability. It's great for dogs as it is mainly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place with lots to do, walking trails galore and the dogs could swim in the lake. Unfortunately our first stop was at Tower Knowle visitor centre where we were refused entry with the dogs ( even if it was just to go through to the outside area with the lakeside view) There was no signage to... More 

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Thank Lynn C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely great place. We went there with 3 young children and we all loved it. Beautiful woodland and lake. Lots of wildlife. The only downside was the parking machine as only change accepted ( problematic when no shops or park attendants present to get notes exchanged) Highly recommended

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Thank Barry H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic scenery and really good walks around the water. Plenty of look out points if you just want to drive around. Make sure to visit Freya and Robin's hut.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on bank holiday Monday. Parked up at Leaplish. This seems to have the most facilities. The dogs had a lovely swim in the water. There is a lovely gift shop, not cheap but nice to have a look round. We bought extra drinks and a present for my parents. There is also a pub, we stayed long enough... More 

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