There’s so much to pack into your trip it is impossible to see all of the Park in a day but here are your top must sees – the attractions that are too good to miss. Pick and choose whichever fit your timings best! Don’t forget to check opening times for the attractions below before you set off.
Throughout the year there are events on at the Observatory – check www.kielderobservatory.org for details. When there are no events on, visitors are still welcome to visit the Observatory and walk around the decking but the interior facilities will be closed.
The ideal way to see Kielder Water in style. Always check the ferry timetable before setting out. You can board the ferry at Kielder Waterside or Tower Knowe Visitor Centre.
Choose a section to walk, run cycle or ride. See our downloadable Trails Guide for available routes.
Kids especially will love the Minotaur maze.
Great for a spot of lunch at the Boat Inn restaurant and bar. There’s also a heated pool.
Tower Knowe Visitor Centre
An interactive new exhibition about the history of Kielder Water and everything there is to do in the Park now.
Red squirrel hide
You’re almost guaranteed to see a red squirrel – one of the last remaining strongholds in England.
Approx 4.46 mile(s) between Kielder Observatory and The Osprey Ferry
Please note the Osprey Ferry is currently not running.
If you require any further information on the Ferry Timetable please contact 01434 251000.
Approx 3.68 mile(s) between The Osprey Ferry and Lakeside Way
Thanks to the Lakeside Way, a multi-user trail that follows the 27 mile Kielder Water shoreline, you can have a unique and beautiful walking experience.
Approx 0.03 mile(s) between Lakeside Way and Kielder Castle Visitor Centre
FOREST DRIVE IS NOW CLOSED , SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
Kielder Castle is the visitor centre for Kielder Forest. Features include information centre, tearoom and exhibitions about forestry and conservation. Bike hire available.
Approx 3.93 mile(s) between Kielder Castle Visitor Centre and Kielder Waterside
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Kielder Water & Forest Park is now closed to the visiting public.
The health and welfare of the public is extremely important to us here at Kielder Water & Forest Park and the steps being taken by our partners are designed to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease, in line with government advice.
Northumbrian Water sites closed include Kielder Waterside, Tower Knowe and all associated facilities including toilets.
With views of the reservoir Kielder Waterside is the ideal base to recharge and refresh or take part in an action packed day of activities. The Boat Inn Restaurant and bar serves fresh new locally sourced menus throughout the day.
Approx 2.43 mile(s) between Kielder Waterside and Tower Knowe Visitor Centre
COVID-19 UPDATE - Tower Knowe shop is currently open and you can book your car parking ticket here - https://bookwhen.com/car-parking
Wafflemeister will remind closed untill further notice.
Tower Knowe, the gateway centre to Kielder Water & Forest Park, is an ideal location to orientate yourself and find out what you can do and where. Interactive exhibition, Cafe on the water, gift shop, ferry rides around the lake and fishing.