The nearest garage is at Kielder village 7 miles west of the KWSC. The pumps are operated by credit or debit cards only and open from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week. There is a garage 10 Miles to the East in Bellingham and at weekends is only open on Saturday morning. Please bear this in mind particularly if you are a visitor and please fill up before you get to the club.
Kielder Water is located in the heart of Northumberland. Travelling by car to Kielder Water is less strenuous than you might imagine with journey times from Carlisle or Newcastle averaging around an hour and a quarter.
From east (Newcastle) leave the A69 turning northwards onto the A6079 to Chollerford, then follow the B6320 to Bellingham and the C200 to Kielder. Follow the tourist signs for Kielder Water and Forest. From north (Edinburgh, Jedburgh) or south (Darlington), travelling on the A68, take the B6320 and follow the tourist signs for Kielder Water and Forest. From the East (Carlisle) turn off the A69 at Greenhead and follow the B6318 (the "Military Road") and take a left turn after approximately 13 miles (the turn off to Fourstones is opposite on the right). Join the B6320 road to Bellingham turning left at the junction and then follow the signs to Kielder.
The sailing club is situated 1/2 mile from the dam in a purpose built log cabin near the Tower Knowe information centre. Kielder Water itself is well signposted from most major roads in Northumberland. The A68 passes north of the lake, but it is still easy to find when driving north on this road. Club members will also be happy to disclose the "less obvious" routes that people favour travelling to the lake. For a general guide to the location of Kielder Water an Ordinance Survey map can be found here with an arrow pointing to the rough location of the sailing club. We have a list of local accomodation sites here on our site.
The clubhouse is located near to the water behind Kielder Water Visitors Centre at Tower Knowe. As you turn into the Visitors Centre car park the sailing club is signposted and a fork to the right of the car park will take you down to the clubhouse.