Activities at Kielder Water and Forest Park

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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
Walking boots in autumn
Walking trails at Kielder Forest

Nearby forests

Kielder Castle

A visit to Kielder Castle visitor centre will uncover many surprises.

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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