Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Car parks are open dawn to dusk daily.

Weekdays

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How to find us

How to find us
Kielder Water and Forest Park , Kielder
Sat Nav Postcode: NE48 1ER
By Car

From the nearby villages of Bellingham and Newcastleton follow signs to Kielder Water and Forest Park which will take you onto the C200 - the road which runs adjacent to the southern shore of Kielder Water.

Access to the forest can be gained from a number of points along the C200, alternatively continue to Kielder Castle Forest Park Centre at the northern end of Kielder Water.

OS Grid Ref
NY 632 934

55.2339351, -2.5802845

Parking and prices

Parking Charges

Tickets valid for all car parks within the park including those operated by Northumbrian Water
All day £5.00
Campervans Overnight Parking (Kielder Castle only, Discovery Pass membership not included and charges still apply)
After 17.00 £10.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer

Facilities and access

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
BBQ
Baby changing facilities
Bike wash
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Shop
Toilets
Visitor Centre
Wildlife hide

Contact details

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.

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At a glance

  • Kielder Castle visitor centre
  • 5 walking trails
  • 7 cycling trails
  • Café
  • Cycle hire
  • Picnic and barbecue areas
  • Kielder Observatory
  • Art & Architecture
  • Kielder Osprey
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