Kidland Forest

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Visitor information

Step into this enchanting hillside landscape

Found within the Northumberland National Park, just north of the village of Alwinton, Kidland Forest's mosaic of trees is the perfect setting for a forest adventure. Unwind under the blanket of spruce, pine and larch while taking in the glorious views and peaceful sounds of the River Alwin. 

Kidland Forest is a designated Red Squirrel Reserve and also houses Memmerkirk Chapel, a Scheduled Ancient Monument which are the remains of a chapel dating from the 14th to 17th century. 

Popular with locals for walking, cycling and horse riding, don't miss your chance to explore the winding paths and the wider countryside. 

At a glance

  • Walking 
  • Stunning views 
  • Ancient monument
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Kidland Forest has a range of open access paths and trails for you to...

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