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Kielder Water & Forest Park

Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder NE48 1BT, England
+44 845 155 0236
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R.A.C Rally

Visited 3 locations in the forest to watch the rally and the scenery was stunningly beautiful. Very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Lakeside Cycle

Fantastic scenery around the full 27 mile cycle on forest trails but beware the cycle is not flat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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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 6 days ago

Visited 3 locations in the forest to watch the rally and the scenery was stunningly beautiful. Very clean and tidy . A big thanks to the Forestry Commission.

Thank DT2121
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic scenery around the full 27 mile cycle on forest trails but beware the cycle is not flat !!! and is a moderate challenge. Note there is no facilities on the North shore but three on the south side. Overall a very enjoyable cycle path

Thank GordyR06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked most of the forest and lake whilst staying at Kielder Straker Lodge for a week. Fabulous scenery and very well looked after and maintained. Fabulous hiking, biking and horse riding access.

Thank Monalois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our two grandchildren here for four nights at half term. We were a bit disappointed to find certain facilities closed, no bike hire on site, ferry boat not running, no hire boats and even the bouncy area was deflated after one day. Why...More

Thank Greavsie38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As usual their website updated late. Forest drive closed from 1st November until March. Website updated 3rd November. No good when people arrive on the 1st to find forest drive closed. Several people arrived to be disappointed.

1  Thank Beerpolice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was 30+ years since I had been to Kielder and boy I’m I pleased I made the trip back. The countryside is beautiful and there are so many amazing walks you are spoilt for choice. Don’t miss out on a trip on the Kielder...More

1  Thank mrba2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

loads to do and see if you like walking or cycling , the viaduct is worth a look and the forest drive takes you off the normal beaten track

1  Thank LR90XS2011
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I've always wanted to revisit Kielder as I'd been with my family when it fist opened. I also knew it was a good place to see Red Squirrels, so my husband and I visited for the day, travelling some distance to get there. I'd already...More

1  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We went just for a day looking around the lake. Beautiful scenery and plenty of parking spaces. Toilets always available .

Thank ferretface2
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We spent a weekend at Leaplish for my birthday in September and it is a family favourite and my dad's favourite place and finally his resting place. We had a two bed log cabin which was nicely decorated. Only issue we found is that the...More

Thank Jane M
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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
23 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