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Do you stay open all year?

We do not stay open all year.

We have some periods of the season where we have been privately booked for events and are closed to the public. The dates are:


12th - 14th August 2022 Kielder 100

2nd - 4th September 2022: Glorious Gravel cycling event

7th -9th October 2022 Kielder Descendent

14th - 16th October 2022 Kielder Chiller

23rd - 25th September 2022 Peoples Star Party.

Site closes midday Saturday 22nd October 2022

We remain closed until late March 2023. With online bookings taking place, if all goes to plan, from February 2023.

I have a Kielder Discovery Pass, do I get discount, if so, how do I book?

We offer a generous 15% discount to all discovery pass visitors, with further bonuses after three visits. For further updates use this link: Kielder Discovery Pass link-click here.

I have a vehicle I use to sleep in, not a tent. Can I do this?

We request that you book and use a hardstand. If you don't require electric, let us know and we'll refund the difference. We do not allow vehicles to park on any of our grass.

I have a roof tent on a vehicle. What pitch do I select?

We request that you book and use a hardstand. If you don't require electric, let us know and we'll refund the difference. We do not allow vehicles to park on any of our grass.

I can't get to your site before 7.00pm, is that a problem?

It can be if the site manager is unaware. E-mail your intentions if possible and we'll go from there. If you have been out of reach and arrive late, ensure you read the pitching information on the site office door prior to setting up. Failure to pitch in the correct area or parking on the grass may incur the wrath of a thousand beasts. You could be banished from Kielder to a dark place for an eternity. [In a nutshell: you'd have to shift if you were in the wrong place.]

Can we use a generator on site.

No, not at any time.

Midges!

This information is reliant on a number of factors, we are giving you what normally occurs in this region: Midges are active from the end of May through to early September. Weather plays an important part in their activity. A midge does not enjoy: Wind, cold, extreme heat or heat from a hot sunny day. They will become active if it is warm, moist, overcast or no breeze. They are prevalent when the sun starts to set and in the morning....before I forget and all through the night.

Midges reside in the grass and undergrowth all around the Kielder area along with other parts of the UK. We strongly advise not to stay during these dates if you have any medical or emotional concerns. It is not up to site staff to inform you on midge forecasts or preferred pitches.

Does the area accept card?

Kielder campsite and Kielder Waterside and all information centres accept chip and pin/contactless payments. There is no cashback opportunities. The local Post Office can supply cash from a UK bank account, using a chip and pin card. [Local Post Office hours apply]

I'm going to the observatory. Can I return late to your site?

We do not have any access restrictions to our site. Late arrivals to our site must drive slowly and reduce all noise accordingly. For example, not slamming car doors and talking loudly. Sound carries on our site at night. For tented visitors who wish to return after the observatory, please inform the Manager who will show you the late night car parking area. This is for late night departure as well as your return.

All of your hardstands come with electric hook up. I don't need it.

You will need to book and pay for your hardstand and electric hook up. Send a covering e-mail explaining that you will not be needing the electric. We refund your card as soon as we read the message. This has been very successful so far.

Can I use a fire-firepit-firebowl on your site?

Provided the firebowl/firepit is high enough off the ground not to damage our site, then yes. We ask you to act responsibly around it. Kielder General Store can supply logs and firebowls or barbeques. [9-5 hours, closed on a Tuesday] Do not cut trees down from the surrounding area. Do not leave the fire unattended.