Today was a shorter walk due to the nights drawing in and winter taking its icy grip. Strange thing was, it was a mild day and looked like Autumn with lots of leaves still on the trees as we left the Metro Centre after a coffee and breakfast.
We headed along the Tyne and there were Oystercatchers and Redshank giving their warning calls as they flew off from the muddy banks of the river.
We headed inland to Winlaton and then down a track to Winlaton Mill and the Golden Lion – renamed ‘The Red Kite’. There was a nice track behind the pub leading down to a nature reserve and the river Derwent. The sun was setting and gave real colour to the leaves still on the trees. Then to our delight about four Red Kites appeared twisting and turning in the air as they looked for a quick supper before they went to roost. Eventually we returned to the pub for a meal and by then it was dark. Here are a few pictures. (remember to ‘click’ on them to make the picture much bigger).

Someone at sometime must have paid a fair sum for this boat and here it is rotting on the side of the river Tyne
The Rotting ship_1_1

The lane leading down to Winlaton Mill was beautiful.
The Autumnal lane Winlaton_1

Here are some pictures of the nature reserve trees.

Nature Reserve Lake_1_1

Nature Reserve_1_1

Can anyone spot the Red Kites below?
Red Kite2_1_1

Red Kite3_1


About chaddersatlarge

Retired early and making the best of it. I like walking, photography and wildlife. I am also interested in local history and beer drinking.
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  1. borderslynn says:

    Highly evocative pictures of many walks with our dogs over the years in that area. So amazing to walk into it from a built up area.

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