What better way to explore the great outdoors than on foot? With over 600 square kilometres of forest and 27 miles of shoreline to choose from, Kielder Water & Forest Park is perfect for walking and hiking holidays or family days out. From challenging long distance trails to more leisurely family strolls - there's a multitude of forest walks to choose from. Discover twenty pieces of outdoor public art scattered across the Park along your way. And thanks to the Lakeside Way, a multi-user trail that follows the 27 mile Kielder Water shoreline, you can have a unique and beautiful walking experience. See www.visitkielder.com for more information.
Open all year
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!
Cycling around the Reservoir
Aurora-Chaser, Lancaster, United Kingdom
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.
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. The dogs loved being off the lead and having a good roam around too.We had a lovely walk in the beautiful surroundings . We underestimated how huge it was& We had to come back another day and had lunch at the pub in Kielder village and went to see the castle too. Would love to come back another time and visit the observatory- something you have to book up well in advance. So that's what we're going to do! We not Cyclists but we know cyclists would love it here. I enjoyed it here and would love to go back.
Claire T, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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 of tea and slice of cake before burning it all off again.Maybe take a boat ride. This forest is well looked after by its keepers which enables us to enjoy it more.
Nature as it should be! The lake is amazing so take the boat trip. It's 26 miles around the whole lake but worth the tri
Fabulous place but take the midgie spray! Paths are really good through the forests and there are lovely pl aces for picnic