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Derwent Walk Country Park including Red Kite Watch

About

Woodlands, riverside meadows and the Derwent Walk (a disused railway line). Served by Thornley Woodlands Visitor Centre and Swalwell Visitor Centre.
By 2009, 94 red kites had been re-introduced into Gateshead's lower Derwent Valley. Friends of Red Kites have taken on the legacy left by the Northern Kites project and now work to promote and protect these magnificent birds, encouraging local communities to enjoy and appreciate one of the most spectacular elements of our wild heritage.


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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Provider Features

  • In countryside

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted - No restrictions.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A694. Signed car parks directly from the road between Swalwell and Rowlands Gill.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is MetroCentre Station. Bus number 745 from bus station railway station.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous Green Flag Award Winner 2007/8 2007

Opening Times

Derwent Walk Country Park (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015)

* Open, daily, all year dawn till dusk.

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