With over 27 miles of shoreline and the surrounding Forest Park, Kielder offers a wide range of recreational activities, sailing, fishing, walking, cycling, bird watching. A reserve for red squirrles. 3 Visitor centres with restaurants, shops and exhibitions
Specifically the park offers:
Tower Knowe Visitor Centre
Tower Knowe is the gateway centre to Kielder Water & Forest Park where you can find the Kielder Water Exhibition, the Café on the Water, an Osprey pleasure cruiser boarding point and an extensive shop selling ranges of outdoor wear, souvenirs and fishing tackle. From here you can board the Osprey pleasure cruiser for tours of Kielder Water. Open daily from 10am, April to October.
Leaplish Waterside Park
Self-catering lodges, indoor heated pool and sauna, a restaurant, childrens play area, minature golf course, Osprey cruiser boarding point and Kielder Birds of Prey Centre. Open daily from April to October
Kielder Castle Visitor Centre
Overlooking the village of Kielder, Kielder Castle is a former hunting lodge for the Duke of Northumberland and is now home to the Kielder Forest and Birds of Kielder exhibitions, the Duchess art gallery, the Duke’s Pantry Restaurant, a well stocked souvenir shop and a children’s adventure playground. Classroom and educational services are also available. An exciting mountain bike skills area is located nearby and the start point for the Deadwater single track mountain bike trails.
Nearby is the start of the forest drive, bike hire centre, orienteering courses, the historic Kielder viaduct, youth hostel, campsite, a garage, country store and general dealers.
Open daily from April to October, 10am to 5pm and at weekends in November and December.
Also on site:
Kielder Forest Cycling
Kielder Water Cruises
Kielder Water Sports
Kielder water birds of prey centre
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