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Battle of Otterburn Guided Walk & Talk

Date :
July 2, 2022 10:30 am

End Date :
July 2, 2022 2:00 pm

Address :
Rede, Tyne & Coquet Sports and Leisure Centre, Otterburn, NE18 1HE

Price :
Free but booking essential

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Join us for a combined inside/outside day involving two short indoor talks about the Battle of Otterburn and Revitalising Redesdale projects followed by a short guided walk < 2.5 miles to the Otterburn battlefield site highlighting recent battle research findings.

Geoffrey Carter from the Battlefields Trust and Bruce Wilkinson will start off inside with short presentations about the mediaeval battle of Otterburn and an update about Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership projects which have been undertaken since 2018 through a National Lottery Heritage Grant.

This will be followed by a short guided walk to the battlefield site led by Geoffrey Carter, stopping briefly to picnic as we go (bring your own picnic). The event will finish back at the Rede Tyne & Coquet Sports and Leisure Centre which is our base for the event.

The Battle of Otterburn was fought in 1388 between the English Sir Henry Percy and the Scottish James, Earl Douglas and has been the subject of 3 1/2 years of research and investigations by the Battlefields Trust through their Revitalising Redesdale ‘Conflict in a Landscape‘ project.

This event is open to the public and any local businesses who’d like to find out more about the battle and battlefield site so they can provide info or engage their customers with the Battle of Otterburn site as something to see and visit in Redesdale.

Free, booking essential
The indoor start to the event is at the Rede Tyne & Coquet Sports & Leisure Centre, Otterburn, NE19 1HE.
Please bring a picnic suitable for eating outside – tea & coffee provided for the indoor session.
Sorry no dogs.
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Be prepared for rain and sun.
Please wear stout boots/shoes suitable for walking on both local roads and uneven grassy tracks.
Easy, under 2.5 miles, reasonable mobility required and sadly the route isn’t suitable for wheelchairs.

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