This week’s top spot, to GO Outdoors

Kielder Water & Forest Park

Escape it all and discover the overwhelming wilderness that is Kielder. Glassy waters and a never ending forest, if you’re looking for a new adventure, this place has no limits.

Kielder is situated in the heart of Northumberland and is home to Northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and England’s largest working forest. With its breathtaking scenery and vast remoteness, kielder is in a world of its own.

Whether it’s walking, cycling, fishing or horse riding, this place has got a little something for everyone. Home to the Montane Kielder MTB Race and the Salomon Kielder Marathon, the forest and lakeside offer an extensive network of fantastic off-road trails for all your needs.

For the cyclist amongst us, there are various graded trails to suit your level of riding, and if you’re unsure, then visit the skills area where you can do a trial run to see how you measure up.

Walkers and Horse Riders will find themselves on a wonderful journey of discovery along the Kielder shoreline or off exploring adjoining routes within the forest, look out for the interactive art sculptures along the way!

If the waters more your thing, Kielder offers an abundance of water sport activities from sailing through to water skiing, or if you want to escape from it all then head to the bank or boat for a fine spot of fishing.

With its sheer size and beauty and ability to keep on giving, Kielder definitely puts itself out there.

Don’t wait a minute longer to explore this wonderful escape from reality.