Update for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Kielder Water & Forest Park is now closed to the visiting public.


The health and welfare of the public is extremely important to us here at Kielder Water & Forest Park and the steps being taken by our partners are designed to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease, in line with government advice.

Forestry England has just announced ALL their recreation facilities across England will close at 23.59 on 22 March.  This includes all Kielder Forest facilities including public toilets at Kielder Castle.

Closures across the Park include:

Northumbrian Water sites including Kielder Waterside, Tower Knowe and all associated facilities including toilets.

Kielder Castle and all forest facilities

Kielder Campsite

Kielder Cycle Centre

ALL car parks across Kielder Water & Forest Park including Sidwood, Stonehaugh and Blakehopeburnhaugh incl Forest Walls.

Kielder Observatory

We have listed below further information and links provided by our attractions/operators. 

Please also see our social media pages for updates.

Landal Kielder Waterside

It is with a very heavy heart that Northumbrian Water have taken the decision to close Landal Kielder Waterside from the evening of 22 March. We are also closing all public car parks and toilets too in order to support the government mission to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We anticipate the closure to last until 27 April at the earliest but we will keep you updated.

If you have a holiday booked at Landal Kielder Waterside you should contact Hoseasons who will discuss options with you. For anyone who has booked a caravan pitch or a fishing permit then Northumbrian Water will sadly cancel your booking and process a refund.

Calvert Kielder  


Kielder Observatory



Forestry England



Please help us protect the North Tyne Valley, its residents and the wider general public by respecting these closures.

Thank you for your cooperation.