Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:8 (round trip) miles
Trail is currently open
The summit of Deadwater Fell lies at just under 1900 feet (571 metres) and straddles the border between Scotland and England. The spectacular panoramic views from the top are now available not only for cyclists to enjoy but also walkers. Starting from Kielder Castle, this trail follows both forest road and surfaced trail to access the cresting open moorland above the forest. The uphill climb is well worth the effort as the views on a clear day stretch all the way from the Lake District to the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh and even over to the North Sea coast. Using an OS map, the more adventurous can plot a route to Kielder Stone and onto Kielderhead Moor for a full day's walking. Please note this walk has fairly strenuous sections in places. Walkers should be fully prepared for the conditions and should anticipate the potential for dramatic changes in the weather.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsMarice, 7/Feb/2017
Clear all the way to within 100 feet of summit,
fog then whiteout for 10 minutes,cleared to reveal fantastic views. Well worth the effort to get up there. Much more sedate than the mountain bike a few years ago. Will be back when it warms up. Bonus of no midges at this time of year.
5 StarsVanessa, 28/Sep/2015
Well worth the effort to get to the top as the views are amazing. I definitely think that the length of the walk is more likely to be around
4 StarsHelen , 19/Aug/2015
Good walk but we measured it on a walking app on our phone. It was 8.6 miles long. Way markers are fine now.