Kielder Water and Forest Park

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Kielder Water and Forest Park
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Car parks are open dawn to dusk daily.

Weekdays

Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Weekends

Saturday
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Sunday
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How to find us

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.

By Public Transport
OS Grid Ref
NY 632 934

55.2335711, -2.5805507

Parking and Prices

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)
After 17.00 £10.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

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

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

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. 

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

Discovery Pass membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
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