Just in time for the Wild at Kielder Festival this weekend, I’ve been working with the Forestry Commission to reinstate some secret paths through the old woodlands around Kielder Castle. The route is specially designed to make it easy to walk to Bakethin Nature Reserve from the castle, by taking visitors through a wide variety of beautiful habitats.
These include riverside meadows with wildflowers and ancient woodlands, and takes in spectacular views from Kielder Viaduct:
The circular route is less than two and a half miles long, and there are two short cuts back to the Kielder Salmon Centre and Kielder Castle, if little legs start to feel tired. It’s a great option if you feel the need for some #WildTime before the infamous Kielder midges emerge later this month.
You can see the route here: