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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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What's Nearby

  1. Thornley Woodlands Centre

    Interpretative centre, serving the woodlands of the Derwent Walk Country Park.

    0.41 miles away
  2. The Branch

    The Branch is home to a selection of creative businesses offering handmade arts, crafts...

    0.97 miles away
  3. Gibside

    Escape to this tranquil 18th century landscaped garden created by one of the richest men...

    1.03 miles away
  1. Whickham Hermitage Community Garden

    Whickham Hermitage Community Garden

    Whickham Hermitage Community Garden

    2.02 miles away
  2. Shibdon Pond Local Nature Reserve

    Pond and marsh. Excellent site for bird-watching, especially waterfowl. Observation hide.

    2.07 miles away
  3. Path Head Water Mill

    18thC restored working watermill with visitor centre, coffee shop, sun clock, flywheel and...

    2.14 miles away
  4. Chopwell Woodland Park

    Chopwell Wood really is a wood for everyone. This 360-hectare mixed woodland is a real gem...

    2.59 miles away
  5. Tanfield Railway

    Oldest existing railway in the world, opened 1725. Steam-hauled passenger trains, vintage...

    2.65 miles away
  6. intu Metrocentre

    Intu Metrocentre is the biggest and best shopping and leisure centre in the UK and Europe....

    2.91 miles away
  7. Namco Funscape

    Namco Funscape is the North Easts most unique venue. 38'000 sq ft of state-of-the-art...

    2.92 miles away
  8. Watergate Forest Park

    Reclaimed colliery site with large lake and multi user path. Newly planted woodland and...

    3.10 miles away
  9. Birkheads Secret Garden and Nursery

    Three acres of themed gardens for the plant and garden lover in a uniquely tranquil...

    3.42 miles away
  10. Big Lamp Brewery

    Micro real ale brewery with pub attached, housed in re-built stone pumping station with...

    3.45 miles away
  11. Ryton Willows Local Nature Reserve

    Picturesque riverside land with woodland, grassland and ponds. Adjacent to attractive...

    3.48 miles away
  12. Bradley Gardens, Café, Shops & Nursery

    Bradley Gardens is an 18th century walled garden in the heart of the Tyne Valley...

    3.83 miles away
  13. Benwell Roman Temple and Vallum Crossing (Hadrian's Wall)

    The remains of a small temple dedicated to the native god Antenociticus.

    3.91 miles away
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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 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)

* Open, daily, all year dawn till dusk.

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