Nestled near the Scottish border, at the top of Northumberland, is an amazing man-made landscape that contains a few surprises.
Kielder Water and Forest Park forms part of the largest man-made forest in Northern Europe. Each year the Forestry Commission harvests around half a million cubic metres of timber, supplying a whopping 25 percent of the wood we use in this country.
The Lakeside Way trail within the park is one of England’s finest long distance paths, which, if you’re fit enough, can be completed in as little as 8 hours. However, you should allow more time to take in the stunning scenery, have a spot of lunch or absorb some of the contemporary art and architecture dotted along the path.