The Land of Oak & Iron

Discover the Derwent Valley

sun24sep10:00 AMsun1:00 PMDiscover the Derwent ValleyBus tour

Event Details

Take a ride on the iconic Go North East red kite bus, as it travels up the valley, stopping at several key heritage sights along the way for a tour with local experts.

The tour will begin from the car park at Blaydon Tennis Club, stopping at Derwentcote steel furnace to see inside this well restored heritage structure, before continuing up to Consett for a visit to the Lodge Heritage Centre in Blackhill & Consett Park.  On the return journey there will be a stop to see Whinfield coke ovens.

This tour has been organised in partnership with Friends of Red Kites and Go North East, who have kindly donated the bus and driver.

Booking is essential.

Please click here to book.

Pre-book lunch at The Red Kite pub afterwards, contact them direct or take a picnic and enjoy Derwenthaugh Park.

Friends of Red Kites are leading a guided walk around Derwenthaugh Park in the afternoon, see the separate event for details of this.




(Sunday) 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Blaydon Tennis Club car park


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