Kielder Water & Forest Park

A perfect setting for a short break or holiday

How to find Kielder Water & Forest Park

Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland, NE48 1BT

Kielder Water & Forest Park is:

- 30 miles (50 minutes drive) by road from Hexham
- 52 miles (80 minutes drive) from Newcastle upon Tyne
- 40 miles (90 minutes drive) from Carlisle
- 30 miles (60 minutes drive) from Jedburgh

It is also an ideal base for exploring Northumberland, Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.

By road

From Carlisle and the M6
Take the A69 to Newcastle for approx 35 miles then turn north onto the A6079 towards Bellingham. Travel through Chollerford and Wark and then follow the brown tourist signs for Kielder Water. Once you see the reservoir, which will be on your right, follow the main road for 5 miles to Leaplish Waterside Park.

From Newcastle and the A1

Take the A69 to Hexham for approx 20 miles then turn north onto the A6079 towards Bellingham. Travel through Chollerford and Wark and then follow the brown tourist signs for Kielder Water. Once you see the reservoir, which will be on your right, follow the main road for 5 miles to Leaplish Waterside Park.

From Scotland

Take the A68 south to the B6320 junction for Bellingham. Turn right here and follow the brown signs to Kielder Water. Once you see the reservoir that will be on your right, follow the main road for 5 miles to Leaplish Waterside Park.

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