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Nature & Wildlife

squirrelThe cottage garden attracts many small birds and we provide feeders (and a supply of food). Birds of prey are often seen in the fields and forests and if you are lucky you may see roe deer, badgers and red squirrels on your walks.

Ospreys have been nesting successfully in Kielder Forest and there is also a Bird of Prey Centre - click here for more information.

If you enjoy visiting gardens don't miss The Alnwick Garden, or the gardens at Wallington and Cragside. Or head north into the Borders for Traquair, Kailzie, Bowhill and Dawick.

A trip to the Farne islands is an unforgettable experience - be sure to take a hat during the breeding season!

 

 

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Sports & Activities

Sports & Activities

Cycling, mountain biking, water sports, golf, quad biking and horse riding are all available locally and Kielder Forest Park and Water is a must destination for outdoor all enthusiasts. You...

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Local Walks & Paths

Local Walks & Paths

Forest and riverside walks are numerous, with something for all levels of ability. For the energetic, the Pennine Way rises steeply from the cottage door to the summit of Byrness...

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Places to Visit

Places to Visit

Northumberland and the Borders are steeped in history to which the many ancient castles, magnificent houses, bastles and Peles (fortified houses) and museums testify. Hadrian's...

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