We look forward to welcoming you to Kielder Water & Forest Park, there is a lot of useful information including access of routes on our Know Before You Go page





The ferry is currently not available due to annual maintenance; sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 If you require any further information please contact 01434 251000


The 60 seat motor cruiser 'The Osprey' ferry is an ideal way to see Kielder Water in comfort as well as providing an opportunity to learn more about the history of the reservoir and the area.

Refreshments and toilet available onboard. Sailings call at Kielder Waterside, Tower Knowe Visitor Centre and Belvedere sculpture (please check timetable for more information).

It is also a great way to add to your Lakeside Way experience. The multi user trail encircles Kielder Water stretching for 27 miles. If you don’t want to walk or cycle the entire route, simply use the ferry for your return journey. We have facilities for bikes, wheelchairs and pushchairs on board (but space is limited).

Tickets can be purchased at Kielder Waterside or Tower Knowe Visitor Centre. Please check with reception at Kielder Waterside (01434 251 000) when booking as times and prices may be subject to change.

The cruiser can also be hired for private parties, telephone Kielder Waterside reception on the above number.


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