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 15th March 2023
|Facility / route name||Status||Updates|
|Skyspace/ Kielder Observatory||Open with diversion using forest road||
|Wild Trails(nr Kielder Castle)||Closed being cleared for summer||closed until further notice.|
|Last section after Waterhead Closed||Will be closed until Autumn 2023|
|Cycle Trail/ Mountain Bike Facilities|
|Lonesome Pine Trail||Partially open, however all main descents(fun parts) blocked, allows access onto Bloodybush Trail which is a positive||Skydive section Only open. Long term closure on rest of trail - due to reopen 2024|
|Bloodybush Trail||Open||There is a diversion in place|
|Cycle Skills Loop||Closed new facility to be built||Closed until 2024|
|Forest Head Silvas Capitalis||Closed||Repairs required|
|Janus Chairs||Closed||Maintenance required|