The Northern Kites project, now ended, was one of the northeast's most high profile wildlife initiatives. The aim of the project was to return breeding red kites to the region after an absence of 170 years and to provide opportunities for people to enjoy and appreciate these spectacular birds. The project was the first in the world to re-introduce kites into a semi-urban environment in Gateshead's Derwent Valley.
The Friends of the Red Kites (FoRK) are still active promoting Red Kite and their conservation. To find out more, including information on events and how to become a Red Kites Volunteer visit the Friends of the Red Kites website.
Plant a New Woodland at Stella!
Come and help us plant a brand new woodland – Mary’s Wood at Stella, Blaydon
16th March - Planting is from 11am to 1pm
Location at Hexham Old Lane, near the junction with Stella Lane
Please bring a spade if you have one
Everyone is welcome although there is unfortunately no parking on site.
There is limited parking on the day at Path Head Water Mill, a 5 min walk away, where toilets and drinks are available during the planting time.
For info vehicle access is not permitted along Stella Lane
Walk Your Way to Health with Gateshead's Red Kites
The Friends of Red Kites are continuing with FREE Health walks every Monday afternoon through the winter
Walks start at 1.30pm until 3pm (approx 3 miles). New walkers please meet at 1.20pm to register. For more information on meeting points visit the health walks page on the Friends of Red Kites website.