COVID-19 Update

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Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Kielder Water & Forest Park - updated  28th September 2021

We here at Kielder Water & Forest Park are delighted to be welcoming back visitors, and remain following current government guidelines in the four-step roadmap here.

We are so glad to see visitors once again connect with our fabulous outdoors landscapes, breathe fresh air and marvel at the darkest skies in the country! We hope that we satisfy your desire for space, escapism, adventurous activity, pure enjoyment and improved wellbeing.

All accommodation and activities have adopted the national 'We're Good to Go' scheme, which  means that they are following all guidance, are COVID-secure and are ready for your return. Some businesses now have specific pre-booking requirements and COVID regulations in place, so please come prepared and know before you go. You can do this by checking the individual businesses' website for their latest updates before you visit them.

All of our walking and cycling routes, bike hire, car parks and public toilets are open.

Tower Knowe shop and Wafflemeister are open; the exhibition is currently closed.

Kielder Waterside lodges are all open, and many guests activities are operating. The shop is open, and Forest Bar & Kitchen serving food and drinks indoors for guests. The Oasis room within the Forest Bar & Kitchen is now serving food and drinks on a Thursday and Saturday night for day visitors as well as lodge guests. Tables must be pre-booked here

Calvert Kielder care service, self-catering lodges and activities facilities all open. Call 01434 250232 or email  to check availability of lodges or activities. 

Kielder Observatory is open and running events – book here Our Events (

Kielder Castle is closed for ground floor renovation work; there is mobile catering facility in front of the Castle called The Sea Diner. It’s open Wednesday – Sunday every week from 10am – 4pm. Open until 8pm on Friday for Fishy Friday! During school holidays they will be open every day.

We are encouraging everyone to respect, protect and enjoy Kielder arriving prepared. Please remind yourself of the countryside code and useful information on Forestry England's forest code and Covid guidance before you head out for forest walks and cycling trips.

 Welcome back, and enjoy!


Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)