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Some car parks and public toilets at Kielder Water and Forest Park are now open. - Find out more
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. 

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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 5pm £10.00

Additional Information

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

Facilities and access

Some car parks and public toilets at Kielder Water and Forest Park are now open.

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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

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
Custody Code installation
The Custody Code at Kielder Forest
Walking boots in autumn
Walking trails at Kielder Forest
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