As part of their 5th Anniversary celebrations Friends of Red Kites invite everyone to attend a red kite Roost Watch, which will take place at the Nine Arches Viaduct in Gateshead’s Derwenthaugh Country Park, on Saturday 18 January 2014.
Red kites form communal roosts in the winter and can give some spectacular displays as they arrive, just before sunset, to settle down for the night. Forty to fifty kites are observed regularly with fifty-five kites being the maximum number recorded so far this winter.
Our Red Kite buses stop very close by - you can view timetables and route maps below.
Award winning brand
The Red Kite 45 and 46 buses give regular and reliable links between Consett, Derwentside College, Shotley Bridge, Ebchester, Hamsterley, Rowlands Gill, Swalwell, MetroCentre, Teams and Newcastle, with the Red Kite 45 serving Blackhill and Benfieldside, while the Red Kite 46 serves Bridgehill.
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Our MoneySaver guide gives you through all of the fares and tickets that are available for travel on our services so you can get the best deal for your journey.
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On the route
Derwent Walk Railway Path.
The Red Kite Trail is an eleven mile (eighteen kilometre), circular walking route on the borders of western Gateshead and north Durham that takes you through beautiful countryside with superb views of the lower Derwent Valley, where there are many opportunities to see the magnificent red kite birds of prey and other wildlife.
Help and Advice
We want you to enjoy using our services and are working hard to make sure you find them easy and reliable to use.
You can speak to Vere Hindson (pictured) our Service Delivery Manager for the Red Kite routes, who will be out and about on the buses.
Our customer services team can be contacted by Freepost, telephone or e-mail
Cleaner buses - Our Kite Mark explained
Go North East has one of the cleanest bus fleets of its size in the country and to make it even easier for you to see how well your bus is doing to help look after the environment, we have introduced a new ‘kite mark’ on our buses.
Using simple illustrations based on a red kite bird taking flight, each symbol lets you see at-a-glance how each of our buses meet European standards on emissions. Find out more about cleaner engines.