Kielder Water and Forest Park, Hexham

Kielder Forest Park, Hexham, NE48 1ER, United Kingdom | 01434 251000 | Website

"Walk/wheel from Hawkhope car park - north shore"

Visit Date: October 2017

This visit included a person who uses: Wheelchair, Mobility Scooter

Overview

Good firm path with a few ups and downs. Good car park with excellent facilities

Transport & Parking

The good thing about the disabled parking is it's right outside the excellent assisted loo. However it's at the end of the car park furthest from the start of the trails and there's only two spaces. However there was plenty of room in the car park and it was quite level (though a slope down from the loos to the main car park).

Access

The trail is a good firm surface - compacted earth for the main part with light gravel. We left the main path to follow a decent -looking path to the Wave Chamber - don't bother as it quickly deteriorates and becomes impassable on wheels. The first mile or so of the trail from Hawkhope undulates fairly gently. However after that there are some steeper sections (see photos) where I needed an extra push. Didn't see many if any seats.

Toilets

The one in the car park is well equipped and clean. It was not locked.

Staff

Not staffed.

Anything else you wish to tell us?

You will need wheels capable of outdoor work to tackle this but it's worth the effort. The views across the lake are great. Beware if cyclists when the weather is fine as this is a popular cycling route.

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