Fantastic views, bags of peace and quiet at a "get away from it all" venue. Suitable for walkers and families alike. On the edge of the Kielder Water Resevoir next to a private home, High Hawkhope Cottage.
No matter where you're arriving from there's stunning scenery to accompany you every step of the way.
Kielder forest and water park boast 600 kilometers and 27 miles of shoreline to choose from.
From challenging long distance trails to more leisurely family strolls - there's a multitude of forest walks to choose from. Discover twenty pieces of (controversial) outdoor public art along the route.
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.
If you are new to fishing then you should head to Tower Knowe or Leaplish visitor centres where you can pick up the required permits and a fishing starter pack.Tokens are required to fish on the burns. These can be purchased at Kielder Castle Visitor Centre as part of the Tyne Angling Passport.
Kielder Water is the largest man-made lake in northern Europe it attracts many for water activities. Water activities such as canoeing, sailing, and water skiing are provided (seasonally) by professional clubs and Calvert Trust Kielder. Each of these activities must be pre-booked in advance.
Wildlife & Nature
The sheer variety of habitats in Kielder Water & Forest Park, from woodland to marshy grasslands and bogs, create homes for a whole host of wildlife and is impressive and unique in the UK. Explorers can expect to encounter badgers, roe deer, otters, shrews, seven species of bat, many woodland birds and, especially in spring, birds of prey including ospreys.
High Hawkhope Cottage