Bakethin North Shore Circular, Kielder

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The route takes us from Fishermen's Car Park, across the River Tyne and into the wooded area on the North Shore of Bakethin Reservoir, where ancient settlements once stood and prehistoric burial monuments remain, with views down over Kielder Water. The route then follows an old railway bed alongside the shore of the reservoir and down beside the River Tyne where the Kielder Viaduct crosses it (now classed as an ancient monument).

England - North England - Northumberland - Northumberland National Park


Ancient Monument, Birds, Castle, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
8/26/2011 - M Glickman

The signage at Kielder has been changed and now reads "Bakethin Conservation Area" (or something similar). There doesn't seem to be a sign to the Fisherman's carpark, so we ended up in a little village just on the other side of the Butteryhaugh Bridge and proceeded from there. At 4, the gate to exit the field has been fastened shut (as per the existing comment), but the orange markers now direct you up the outside of the field. At 6, we got lost because there are actually 2 junctions. You go straight across the first one and turn at the second. If we had followed the orange markers, we would have been ok.

5/1/2011 - Ruth Hodson

Route easy to follow using the orange arrows with slight variations as the footpath has been changed a little. However the wicket gate as mentioned near the beginning is now securely tied up and you have to scale the fence at that point-OK if you are agile but it has not been made into a stile.