Everyone is guaranteed a wild experience at Kielder Water and Forest Park. Here you can thrive in a natural world that is more than just a treat: it’s absolutely vital to our everyday lives.
Kielder Water & Forest Park is a great place all year round to get more wild into your life
Amazing animals and plants live all over Kielder Water and Forest Park. Lots of common species can be seen every day, and rare and spectacular species can often be spotted too. Visits are more rewarding and memorable when this wildlife is experienced first-hand, and the two nature hubs will help. With up to date information, activities and tips, it’s safer and easier to find memorable places to play and discover first-hand what else is living wild at Kielder Water & Forest Park as the wildlife changes throughout the year.
Wildlife thrives, and we do too, when we take good care of Kielder Water & Forest Park
The way we look after Kielder affects our water, climate, air and quality of life for everyone across the north east. Kielder is an evolving, experimental landscape with animals, plants and people living off the developing habitats. It captures carbon, regulates river flows, and helps our resilience in a changing climate.
There are two nature hubs at Kielder Water & Forest Park: Tower Knowe and Kielder Castle
These offer visitors clear information before they visit so that they can make the most appropriate choice for their initial destination within the Park. Both nature hubs have parking, cafés, information and toilets. Tower Knowe Visitor Centre near Kielder dam introduces the whole Park. From there you can also explore the secrets of the lake shore and headlands, seeing rare plants and spectacular views. It’s simple to spot animals from family nature trails and architectural viewing points around Kielder Castle and nearby Bakethin Nature Reserve and you can learn about the salmon’s incredible journey at Kielder Salmon Centre.