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Kielder Water & Forest Park

Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder NE48 1BT, England
+44 845 155 0236
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I was very surprised at the beauty of kielder water and forest. It is amazing . To listen to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karan B
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Amazing view!

Went on the way back from a wedding nearby and although weather was inclement it was definitely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anne A
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder NE48 1BT, England
+44 845 155 0236
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was very surprised at the beauty of kielder water and forest. It is amazing . To listen to the birds snd the sounds of the water is so relaxing. The day we went was lovely snd warm. I was hoping to go to the...More

Thank Karan B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went on the way back from a wedding nearby and although weather was inclement it was definitely worth the drive! Apart from the view which was breathtaking, the information centre was so interesting and informative. Very enjoyable!

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful scenic 26 mile bike ride around the Kielder Reservoir with my wife and 2 year old. Great works of art along the way and cafe stops. Highly recommend this bike ride.

Thank Aurora-Chaser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a walk with our dogs through the forest and around the lake. Lots of parking areas and picnic places round the lake. Parking-you could pay either for an hr or it was £5 for all day. Really beautiful area and well kept....More

Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make of it you will! Bike,walk or Drive. This place has miles and miles of scenery and sculptures when on your travels. Plenty of parking spots,picnic spots and photo opportunities. There are a scattering of cafes around the lake in which to grab a cup...More

Thank Claire T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place but take the midgie spray! Paths are really good through the forests and there are lovely pl aces for picnic

Thank CheshirePauline
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a 3 bedroom Redesdale Superior Lodge for a week.The Lodge was lovely, the bedrooms are a little on the small side but not a problem as we didn't spend much time in them. We had a hot tub, chiminea and outdoor furniture...More

1  Thank LizC01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kielder is a huge area with loads to do for everybody. 8 of us tackled the flat (ish) Lakeside Way from Kielder Castle to Leaplish. Well signposted and safe route, with a decent lunch spot at the Boat Inn. Plenty of mountain bike trails rating...More

Thank marvellousboybrown
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Did a short walk and played in the maze on a rainy day. Ok to break up a journey but better for exploring the forest Iwith more time I expect.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours wandering around the forest and water park, It's very picturesque and there's plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy.

Thank MrsH_ayche
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2 September 2017|
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Response from Graham B | Reviewed this property |
A few miles to the East is the little town of Bellingham. We stayed there about 4 weeks ago and on both mornings we stayed we could bikes just across the river from us. We stayed on the North side of the river just West of... More
6 August 2017|
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Response from CarolyneC19 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's very difficult to get to without your own transport - are you able to hire a car? If you're a keen cyclist you could cycle from the train station in Hexham/Haydon Bridge, I think. Hope this helps. It's such a remote... More
Peter M
22 February 2017|
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Response from Saluki25 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Peter, answers as above but I would add that a lot of the road becomes more of a track at times so it can be quite entertaining negotiating it. But worth it and certainly worth stopping along the way for walks etc. We... More