Kielder day walk - one of two - with a chance of stars!

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Nov 02
2019

13 people attending

7 places left

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Nov 1 at 17:00:00
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12.3 miles mostly on forest tracks, some more used than others

This is the first of two day walks in the Kielder area. Click here for walk two.

Passing the railway viaduct of the former border counties railway line, the route winds into the forest where it meets Kielder Skyspace where you can look at a framed view of the sky. 

After enjoying the views around the Kielder Skyspace, it's into the deep forest. There's a surprising mix of woodland and a good chance to see wildlife in this forest. The route eventually descends to Bloody Bush Road — an old toll road established in the 1820s to carry coal from Lewisburn Colliery.

The hike continues along Akenshaw Burn to meet with Kielder reservoir and Bakethin Reservoir where we'll likely take a look at the bird hides. We'll then head back up to the village for post walk refreshments for those that want them at the Angler's Arms.

Later on some of us will probably be hanging around until after dark to go to the Magnificent Milky Way Event at the Observatory I have 4 spare places for this at a cost of £26 each (you'll need to let me know early if you want to reserve one of those). Alternatively, you can book on the Observatory website if they have spaces left.

 

Kielder Forest Frosty
Kielder Forest
Kielder Skyspace
Kielder Forest
Kielder Bloody Bush Road Bridge
Bakethin Reservoir from bird hides
Carved bench
Inside Kielder Skyspace
Lewis Burn Kielder
Bloody Bush Road
Kielder Forest Track Frosty
Kielder Forest Frosty
Kielder Forest
Kielder Skyspace
Kielder Forest
Kielder Bloody Bush Road Bridge
Bakethin Reservoir from bird hides
Carved bench
Inside Kielder Skyspace
Lewis Burn Kielder
Bloody Bush Road
Kielder Forest Track Frosty

Location

55.227989355424, -2.5806081117504