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All car parks are currently closed until further notice as are all facilities including toilets.

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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

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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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There is so much to see and do at Kielder Forest! Check out some of our visitor sites:

Kielder Castle - home to one of England's largest mountain bike trail networks, there are many surprises to uncover at Kielder Castle! - Closed Until further notice

Sidwood - walk among ancient trees at this delightful part of Kielder Forest. - Car Park Closed

Hindhope Linn - visit Kielder Forest's best kept secret!  - Car Park Closed

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