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Red Kite Roost, Derwent Valley, Gateshead


On winter afternoons Red Kites flock together to roost, sometimes making a spectacular sight. Following their reintroduction to the North East there is now a roost site in the Derwent Valley which is monitored by The Friends of Red Kites. They have kindly offered the opportunity for our members to join them. This event will involve an easy walk of around half a mile to the viewing point and then watching the birds come in to roost. We recommend that as well as very warm clothes you also bring a torch. You may also wish to bring a flask of hot drink and snacks.

Meet in the free car park signposted on the A694
at Winlaton Mill. If you are travelling from the Newcastle direction the car park is on the left (Grid ref NZ187609). Postcode for Satnav is NE21 6RU.