If you want to get more involved in our work you can help us by joining
Gateshead Voluntary Countryside Rangers. The Voluntary Rangers take part in a wide range of work such as tree planting or carrying out wildlife surveys.
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 FoRK web page.
The Council runs a wide range of outdoor physical activities including family orienteering, cycling, beginners running, boot camps, power walking, health walks and active gyms. For more information see the 2013 Outdoor Activities guide.
Sculpture in the Making with Gilbert Ward
Thursday Mornings from 10 October 2013 until further notice.
10am - 12noon
Cross Lane Meadows - Former Fire Station site off Market Lane, Swalwell
See sculptor Gilbert Ward at work creating a new stone sculpture and talk to him about his work.
Get Fit in the Outdoors!
For a wide range of Outdoor Activities including family orineteering, running for beginners and cycling at sites including Watergate Forest Park, Whickham Thorns Activity Centre, Saltwell Park and Windy Nook Nature Park
See the 2013 Outdoor Activities Guide.
For more information ring 0191 433 8112
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 see the Friends of Red Kites web page.