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CANCELLED: Dark Skies and Creatures of the Night

Date :
March 27, 2020 7:00 pm

End Date :
March 28, 2020 10:45 am

Address :
The Redesdale Arms, Nr Otterburn, Rochester, Northumberland, NE19 1TA

Price :
£8/adult, £5/child

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*Unfortunately, given the current exceptional circumstances with coronavirus this event is cancelled. We are hoping it will be possible to re-schedule it for the autumn.*


Discover dark skies and local wildlife folklore; seek denizens of the dark with a nocturnal stroll and wildlife surveying equipment.

Note: This event is spread over 2 days: Friday 27th March 7pm–10pm AND Saturday 28th March 9am–10.45am

Explore wildlife in the dark with a night-time woodland walk, moth trapping and a demonstration of thermal imaging kit. Find out what you can see in the Redesdale night sky in our stargazing workshop (all equipment and instruction provided). Learn how lighting can affect wildlife and what you can do to reduce your impact. The following morning we will discover what wildlife our traps and cameras have recorded overnight.

Please bring a torch (with a red-light setting if possible), suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Booking is essential. This event is suitable for ages 11+. All persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs please.

Would you like a relaxed Saturday start on your doorstep, or do you fancy more time to explore the wild heart of Northumberland? Discounted rates on accommodation are available at the Redesdale Arms ( for people booked on this event, for stays including the night of Friday 27th March 2020. Details of how to claim your discount will be in the booking confirmation email for this event.

This is a Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership event, supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. To find out more see: or phone (0191) 284 6884.


Use our interactive DISCOVER map to explore the Rede Valley, facilities and places of interest to visit.


Revitalising Redesdale Partners are delivering a range of projects to “inspire and enable us all to care for Redesdale."

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