Camping and caravanning gives you the best of both worlds – a place of your to chill that is also close to the action. Inside the Park Kielder Caravan Park at Kielder Waterside offers seasonal pitches only, Nearer to the Castle is Kielder Caravan and Camping Site – a riverside site for tents, touring caravans and campers.
Just outside the Park are a range of campsites – use the search function to pick the site best for you.
Kielder Water & Forest Park is also home to a number of bothies deep within the forest (think camping without a tent). They have no facilities – they are a great, remote, away from it all, basic experience.
Wild camping in the forest is only permitted at designated ‘backpacking sites’. These sites are scattered around the forest, are not accessible by vehicle and offer a ‘back to basics’ adventure for visitors. Remote and away from it all, these sites are amazing places to stay to get up close to nature or experience the dark skies of the forest. Backpacking sites are little more than open areas within the forest in which to camp, so don’t set off expecting the facilities of a standard campsite. You must bring in everything you require and take it all away with you when you depart. Portable stoves and Kelly kettles are permitted, but open fires are strictly prohibited. For information on the location of backpacking sites in the Kielder area and how to book your free pitch, contact Linda Scott on 0300 067 4200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information see https://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-8zsmg2