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Red Kite Roost, Derwent Valley, Gateshead

Sunday 22 January, 2.30pm-5pm

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 in the Derwent Valley. The Friends of Red Kites have kindly offered us the opportunity to join them in an easy 1/2 mile walk to the viewing point and then watching the birds come in to roost. They will also explain about the birds’ behaviour and the reintroduction plan so far. The walk back will take place at dusk and so we recommend that as well as 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 Newcastle direction the car park is on the left (Grid ref NZ187609). Postcode for Satnav NE21 6RU.