Kielder Water and Forest Park - a day out packed with adventure, from red squirrels and ospreys to mountain biking and stargazing!
Although it's England's largest forest, Kielder is not just about trees. At any one time, a quarter of the area of Kielder is open space, including England’s largest area of blanket bog. Kielder is also England’s most important red squirrel reserve, home to the biggest remaining population of red squirrels in the country.
A visit to Kielder will uncover many surprises such as the Minotaur Maze and Skyspace, one of England's largest mountain bike trail network and home to Northumberland's only breeding osprey population. For more information on the ospreys, please visit the Visit Kielder website. Kielder is also a great place to see a variety of wildlife.
So if it is adventure or tranquillity and wild beauty you are after then there is something for everyone in this awe-inspiring place.
Visit Kielder is the official tourist information visitor website for Kielder Water and Forest Park.
At a glance
- Kielder Castle visitor centre
- 5 walking trails
- 7 cycling trails
- Cycle hire
- Picnic and barbecue areas
- Kielder Observatory
- Art & Architecture
- Kielder Osprey