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Red Kite Roost, Derwent Valley, Gateshead

Outdoor Event, 2.45pm – 5pm

On winter afternoons Red Kites flock together to roost, sometimes making a spectacular sight. Following their successful reintroduction to the North East there is now an established roost site in the Derwent Valley. The Friends of Red Kites monitor this roost and 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. The Friends of Red Kites will also explain about some of the birds’ behaviour and the reintroduction programme so far. The walk back from the roost will take place in the dusk and so we recommend that as well as very warm clothes (think thermal underwear!) 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.

The event is led by Friends of Red Kites