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Welcome to the great outdoors. Absorb the peace and tranquillity. Try something adventurous. Above all else, create your own unique experience.

Kielder Water and Forest Park is home to the biggest man-made lake in northern Europe and the biggest working forest in England covering 250 square miles.

Leaplish Waterside Park has panoramic views of the reservoir and this is the ideal base to recharge and refresh or take part in an action packed day of activities.

Facilities are open to both day visitor and guests (staying in the luxury four and five star self-catering lodges or the 90 pitch caravan site for motor homes and touring caravans).


• Have coffee, lunch, an alcoholic beverage or an evening meal at the Boat Inn restaurant & bar.

• Go to the Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre.

• Board the Osprey ferry (subject to pre-booking and timetable).

• Start a walk or bike ride along the Lakeside Way.

• Unwind in the sauna or swim in the heated indoor pool.

• Play minature golf or try out the children’s play area.

•Visit the red squirrel hide.

• Shop for souvenirs.

• Hire pleasure boats (seasonal).

Visitors to Kielder lodges can have access to professional training and tuition for a range of mainstream sporting activities to suit everyone as part of a ‘Go Active Break’. Go Active is ideal for those looking to get active, try out new sports and enjoy a healthier holiday.

New activities include archery and junior archery, fencing, table tennis, snorkelling, FUNdamentals (gymnastics for young children), sea scooters (underwater propellers to power around the pool), short mat bowls (indoor bowls for all the family), water walkerz (walk on water in the pool inside an inflatable ball), disc golf, skip-hop and pentangue.

Fill up on petrol as there are no petrol stations in the immediate area.

Kielder Water & Forest Park is:
30 miles (50 min drive) from Hexham.
52 miles (80 min drive) from Newcastle.
40 miles (90 min drive) from Carlisle.
30 miles (60 min drive) from Jedburgh.


Chemical Disposal Point
Car Parking
Chalet Hire
Child Play Area
Cycle Hire
Dogs allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hook-up
Electric Shaver Point
Fishing Available
Food Shop
Gas Cylinder Available
Golf Course
Licensed Club - Pub
Motor Home Pitches
Shower Facilities
Tour Caravan Pitches
Wheelchair Access
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