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Kielder Duathlon - 6 December 2015

Kielder Duathlon - 6 December 2015

Starting and finishing at Kielder Castle, the event consists of a 7km trail run followed by a 20km mountain bike, incorporating the new blue graded bike trail, finishing with a final 6km trail run. Due to the time of year both runs will be staying fairly low on a good mix of forest tracks and woodland trails. The run routes are not too hilly or steep. The first run heads out of the Castle gates...
Read more30th July 2015



New Electric Bikes Available to Hire in Northumberland

New Electric Bikes Available to Hire in Northumberland

A new fleet of electric bikes have been made available for tourists to hire at a cost of £25 to enable visitors to leave their cars behind and tour the beautiful countryside using these efficient and comfortable electric bikes. They can be hired from either Alnwick or Seahouses and there is also the possibility of delivery to your accommodation. These bikes take the strain of cycling up hills...
Read more30th April 2015



Ospreys Back At Kielder

Ospreys Back At Kielder

Since 2009 Ospreys have been sighted at Kielder and since 2011 there have been two breeding pairs. 2014 was a bumper year with three nests established. Thanks to the forestry commission live video feeds of the two original nests are available for visitors to watch. You can see these at Kielder Castle and also at the Boat Inn at Leaplish. Volunteers with expertise and a telescope are available to...
Read more08th April 2015



Northumberland to host national cycle race over two days

Northumberland to host national cycle race over two days

The Friends for Life Tour of Britain is the UK's largest professional cycle race. The event will be broadcast to 130 countries and some of the world's top cyclists are expected to participate including Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish. The eight day race will start on Sunday 6 September 2015 and will enter Northumberland from the Scottish Borders on Wednesday 9 September. On the 10...
Read more22nd March 2015



New Half Marathon at Kielder in October

New Half Marathon at Kielder in October

A new event has been added to the Kielder Marathon weekend at the beginning of October. The new event will be a half marathon and race organiser Steve Cram has said this event has been added due to requests from the public who would like to take part in this scenic sporting event but do not want to take part in the full Marathon race. The half marathon with start at Kielder Dam and will finish...
Read more25th February 2015



The Sill Project

The Sill Project

A new visitor centre in the Northumberland National Park is set to come to fruition after support of £7.9 from the Lottery Fund. The new 'hub' which will be called 'The Sill' will bring together people who can showcase their business activities and will be an excellent educational resource. There will be shops and a cafe as well as places for people to stay. Completing the fundraising still has...
Read more05th February 2015




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