An extensive network of off-road tracks just perfect for family cycling holidays or days out awaits you. The range of routes in Kielder Water & Forest Park suit all abilities – test yourself at our skills area before you set off and you’ll discover which trails are right for you.
Discover twenty two pieces of outdoor public art along the route. For leisure cycling routes download the Trails Guide on the right or pick up a copy in one of the visitor centres onsite.
And thanks to the Lakeside Way, a multi-user trail that follows the 27 mile Kielder Water shoreline, you can have a unique and beautiful cycling experience.
The Lakeside Way offers access to many of the most scenic parts of the lake shore, new views and the opportunity to interact with some of the abundant wildlife. The multi-user track is suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users.
Bike hire is available on site from The Bike Place Kielder.
Please note the popular Hindhope Linn viewpoint is at the north end of the Forest Drive toll road, 12 miles from Kielder Castle.
Kielder is a village of residential areas.
Please respect those who live there:
Park in designated car parks only
Cycle on designated cycle trails and roads - please do not cycle on pavements or paths
Follow the Forestry Cycling Code and respect other visitors and wildlife
Following these simple rules will ensure a safe and pleasant experience for all.
What you said:
"The Lakeside Way is an excellent route for the children on their bikes. The path is wide and even, an absolute must when cycling with wobbly toddlers. Also enough of a challenge so that they felt a great sense of achievement at the end of the day. Roll on the summer for our next visit." Kirstie Swirles February 2012