We look forward to welcoming you to Kielder Water & Forest Park. Please see our Know Before You Go page for lots of useful information including important details on access to routes following storm damage.
Storm Arwen Hits Hard
The strong winds of Storm Arwen have caused significant damage to the area. Unfortunately many trees have fallen across the site, effecting visitor centre locations and walking & cycling trails including the Lakeside Way. Teams are working hard continuing to assess damage and risks, then begin clearing up.
Visitors are being asked to stay away from all areas of the forest for your own safety. We will let you know as soon as it is safe to come back. All trails will be closed until further notice.
After 72 hours assessing the site, the team at Kielder Waterside have a restoration plan in place to clear damage, make the site safe again and reopen lodges and Winter Wonderland. The site is still without power or water. We will post on social media channels with updates.