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

Opening hours

Some car parks at Kielder Water and Forest Park are now open from dawn until dusk. Get more information.

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

Please note that the Elf Kirk and Skyspace car parks are currently closed. 

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, not included in Forestry England Membership, charges still apply)
After 5pm £10.00

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Some car parks at Kielder Water and Forest Park are now open from dawn until dusk. Get more information.

Please note that the Elf Kirk and Skyspace car parks are currently closed. 

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

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Toilets

Contact details

Activities at Kielder Water and Forest Park

Osprey catching fish
Forest Find | Kielder Forest
Janus Chairs by Ryder Architecture 2009 photo by Hazel Stone
Art and Architecture at Kielder Forest
Couple on a picnic bench in a campsite
Camping at Kielder Water and Forest Park
Mountain biker riding over timber flyover at Kielder
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Kielder
Boy fishing
Fishing at Kielder Forest
Family walking Forest of Dean generic
Geocaching at Kielder Forest
Kielder Observatory at night surrounded by stars
Kielder Observatory
Kielder Forest and Water Park view through trees
Lakeside way at Kielder
Girl looking at Superworm board in the forest
Superworm Trail at Kielder Forest
Walking boots in autumn
Walking trails at Kielder Forest

Nearby forests

Kielder Castle

Please note Kielder Castle is shut until further notice, including the main cafe. Takeaway food and drink facilities are available.

Rolling hills with shades of green and brown on a sunny day

Explore the great network of public footpaths at Harbottle or venture to the ancient Drake Stone to experience the mythical atmosphere and stunning views.

Holystone Woods, Rothbury

Holystone is tucked away in a quiet corner of Coquetdale. The peace and tranquillity of the area attracted a religious order that built a nunnery here in the twelfth century, around which Holystone village grew.

The nunnery has long gone, but the tranquil surroundings remain, offering beautiful walks.

There are waterfalls, crags and plenty of aged broadleaved woodlands which are a delight to walk in at any time of year.

Dark skies brightened by a clear rainbow over green broadleaf trees

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. 

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