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Kielder Campsite - Located in the heart of Kielder, Northumberland

Email at

steve (at)

Office Hours

Mon - Sat: 9.00am to 18.00pm

Hermitage Castle

Distance from Kielder campsite: 13 miles / 27 minutes by car

Duration of visit: Half a day

Lat and Long: 55.262151, -2.794359

A short drive into Scotland and you can see an imposing castle untouched by the tourism trap and a pleasure to visit. Simple and grand!

Nothing gives it more justice than the landscape as you approach on foot.

Kielder Observatory

The observatory is a pre-booked event. This can be done online or by phone:

Kielder Observatory

Phone number: 0191 265 5510.

The observatory is closed to access during the day, you can walk to it and around it. But not during scheduled events.

We are the closest site to the observatory.

It will take you 20 minutes to drive from site to the observatory car park.

Kielder Reservoir - South Shore Exploration

Distance from Kielder campsite: Half a mile. 15min walk, 5 mins by cycle.

Duration of visit: Minimum of half a day.

Ordnance Survey Grid Ref: (Start of Lakeside Way South Shore.) NY 63030 92674

The South Shore of Kielder Reservoir. This shared trail runs parallel to the road as well as the reservoir. It finishes at Kielder Dam, you can travel to Falstone Village and sample it's rustic delights or continue along the North Shore back to Kielder, visiting Art and Architecture along the way.

Northern Wilds Foraging Courses

A number of courses are being held at Kielder Campsite. [For dates and other venues close by please visit Northern Wild's website] To find, please scroll down the page.

Duration of visit: An enjoyable full day.

Forage and Feast in Northumberland.

As seen on Robson Green's 'Tales from Northumberland'.

Alnwick Castle

Distance from Kielder campsite: 51miles / 1 hr 26 minutes by car

Duration of visit: Give it a day

Lat and Long: 55.415585, -1.715474

A grade one listed castle, inhabited and full of character. This has been featured in the first two Harry Potter films.

Not a cheap day out, but well worth it! Take a full day, ensure you leave the site with plenty of time to travel and visit.

Wild North Discovery

Distance from Kielder campsite: Booked events will be held 750 metres away in a designated section of woodland.

Duration of visit: An enjoyable full or half day. And for any of you get up to a week!

Lat and Long:  55.233936  -2.5802797

More than thirty years sharing skills, knowledge and enthusiasm in the natural world from bushcrafts and wild food foraging to wildlife watching and ancient crafts, with young and old alike.

Kielder Village Campsite, Kielder,

Northumberland, NE48 1EJ.

Tel: 01434 239257


Email at

kieldercampsite (at)

Office Hours

Mon - Sat: 9.00am to 18.00pm