Access at Kielder Water & Forest Park
As most visitors know, Kielder Water & Forest Park suffered significant storm damage in November 2021 and again in January and February 2022.
Our teams have been working very hard for the past ten months to clear and make safe all routes. We are close to having most routes re-opened.
Long term trail closures at Kielder into late 2022/2023 are now predicted to be only Lonesome Pine MTB trail and Bastle Forest Walk at Sidwood.
As so many routes are now re-opened - the list below details routes that remain closed or have a diversion in place.
Updated 11th October 2022
|Facility / route name||Status||Updates|
|Skyspace/ Kielder Observatory||Open with diversions||Using forest road only. Forest area walk will be closed into late 2023|
|Sidwood||Open||Riverside Trail only|
|Hindhope Linn Waterfall||Open||Only access direct to Waterfall. Rest closed long term|
|Pennine Way (national trail)||Open with diversions||Bellingham to Blakehopeburnhaugh open fully. Diversion in place Sill to Stonehaugh into February 2023|
|Sidwood Bastle Trail||Closed||Will be closed for many months|
|Duchess Trail||Closed||Route now cleared, surfacing work to be carried out soon|
|WW Belling & Wave Chamber||Closed|
|WW Kielder Castle & Bakethin||Closed|
|WW Salmon Centre||Closed|
|Cycle Trail/ Mountain Bike Facilities|
|Osprey Trail||Open 99%||99% open, only Chick trail section closed|
|Lonesome Pine Trail||Closed||Skydive section ONLY open. Long term closure on rest of trail- could be late 2023/ early 2024 reopened.|
|Bloodybush Trail||Closed||Aim to have open before December 2022|
|Cycle Skills Loop||Closed||Closed until 2023|
|Forest Head Silvas Capitalis||Closed||Repairs required|
|Janus Chairs||Closed||Maintenance required|