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 8 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 25th August 2022
|Facility / route name||Status||Updates|
|Skyspace/ Kielder Observatory||Open with diversions||Using forest road only. Forest area walk will be closed for months ,possibly into 2023|
|Warksburn (Stonehaugh)||Open with diversions||2 small diversions in place for next 3months|
|Sidwood||Open||Riverside Trail only|
|Hindhope Linn Waterfall||Open||Only access direct to Waterfall. Rest closed long term|
|Pennine Way (national trail)||Open with diversions||Bellingham to Blakehopeburnhaugh open fully. Diversion in place Sill to Stonehaugh.|
|Sidwood Bastle Trail||Closed||Will be closed for many months.|
|Duchess Trail||Closed||Route now cleared, surfacing work to be carried out soon|
|WW Belling & Wave Chamber||Closed|
|WW Kielder Castle & Bakethin||Closed|
|WW Salmon Centre||Closed|
|Cycle Trail/ Mountain Bike Facilities|
|Osprey Trail||Open 99%||99% open, only Chick trail section closed|
|Lonesome Pine Trail||Closed||Skydive section ONLY open|
|Bloodybush Trail||Closed||Aim to have open later August .|
|Cycle Skills Loop||Closed||Due to upgrading work required.|
|Forest Head Silvas Capitalis||Closed||Repairs required|
|Janus Chairs||Closed||Maintenance required|