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Make a splash near Northumberland National Park

Water sports

Children on the water in Northumberland National Park by Deve Photography.

Youngsters enjoy a paddle at Walltown Country Park. Photo by Deve Photography.

Even though Northumberland National Park is land-locked, we still have rivers and reservoirs for you to enjoy. Kielder Water, the largest man-made lake in northern Europe, is on our doorstep.

Canoeing, sailing and water skiing on Kielder Water

You can pre-book a session with experts on Kielder Water. Have your own boat, canoe or water ski equipment? You’re very welcome as long as you follow safety regulations.

Find out more at: Kielder Water – Water Activities

Kayak and canoe course and days out providers

Wild swimming

More people are discovering the delights of swimming in the outdoors. For recommended spots and guidance, take a look at:

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Planning in the National Park

Northumberland National Park Authority is the statutory Planning Authority for the area of the Northumberland National Park. View our planning pages here.