Kielder Water Hawkhope Circular – Mar 2022


Date: Sunday 27 March 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Distance: 8 miles
Difficulty: Moderate (due to distance/hills)

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Kielder Water Hawkhope Circular

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The Kielder Water Hawkhope Circular walk takes in a small, but beautiful part of the Kielder Water area.  Kielder Water is the largest man-made lake in Northern Europe.  The trail around it is approximately 25 miles.  This walk takes in a little part of that trail, to the east end of the lake.


Hills: General - AscentKey1-98x27 Small hills
Distance: General - DistanceKey1-98x27 Medium distance
Grade: General - GradeKey1-98x27 Moderate
Map: General - OL42-KielderWaterForest-Map-thumb
This walk is on OS maps Explorer OL42 Kielder Water & Forest.  Click on map image to buy this map.
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The start

We start at Hawkhope Car Park.  This is at the east end of the lake, across the dam wall.  From here we will take a track that passes what used to be Falstone Coal Mine.  This track continues round an inlet and on towards Plashetts Incline, which used to take the coal trucks down to the Border County Railway in the valley.

The Lakeside Way

When we reach the edge of the lake, we begin the return journey following the lakeside path.  This gives us incredible views across the lake.

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Kielder art

Another attraction of Kielder are the numerous art installations.  We will encounter some of them on the way back (storm damage allowing).

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Hope to see you there,

Julie and Martin x

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This shows the start location for this walk.

Nearest postcode: NE48 1BH
OS Grid Reference: NY 70629 88282
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Toilets: There are public toilets in the car park.
Parking: Parking is in Hawkhope Car Park at the north end of the dam wall.  There is a charge of £5 for all day.