My Revitalising Redesdale: The Battle of Otterburn (Part 2)

May 29, 2020


As promised, this week’s ‘My Revitalising Redesdale’ is the second part of our Battle of Otterburn double-bill. If you missed last week’s, catch up here. Join historian and author John Sadler for an in-depth look at our current understanding of how the Battle of Otterburn played out, what we do and don’t know and some […]

My Revitalising Redesdale: The Battle of Otterburn

May 22, 2020


We are handing over to Geoffrey Carter of The Battlefields Trust for this week’s My Revitalising Redesdale blog, the first of a Battle of Otterburn double-bill. Next week, Military Historian John Sadler will talk through the current understanding of how the battle played out, as well as the uncertainties we are hoping to shed light […]

My Revitalising Redesdale: A Walk Through Time with Redesdale Ramblers

May 15, 2020


A huge thank you to Sue Thouret for this week’s My Revitalising Redesdale blog. This week we are taking you on a (virtual) guided walk around West Woodburn, East Woodburn and Ridsdale, taking in the astounding array of history on offer in this part of the Rede, Broomhope, and Lisles valleys. Sue describes ten historical […]

My Revitalising Redesdale – Relics of WWII on Benshaw Moor

May 7, 2020


To help commemorate VE Day 75, this week’s My Revitalising Redesdale highlights a piece of Redesdale’s hidden wartime history on Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s newest nature reserve. Thanks to Duncan Hutt at Northumberland Wildlife Trust for sharing this with us. Benshaw Moor is Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s newest reserve. One of the aims of 2020 was to […]

My Revitalising Redesdale – The Great Redesdale Weather

May 1, 2020


Reflections on meteorological conditions in Redesdale by Jennifer Care, Revitalising Redesdale Farming and Wildlife Officer. From glorious sunny days, donning sun hat and sun cream, to cold days with sleet going sideways, attired in wellies, lots of layers and full waterproofs, leading practical conservation tasks in Redesdale has me out in almost all weathers. The […]

Otterburn Training Area in the News (2019)

April 29, 2020


In case you missed it, the Otterburn Training Area (OTA) featured twice in 2019’s Ministry of Defence Sustainability Magazine, Sanctuary. The two articles, Walking Underwater and Breeding Under Bridges (p.g. 40) and The Beauty of Bunkers (p.g. 68), highlight the unique natural and built heritage on the OTA, as well as the essential work to […]

My Revitalising Redesdale – Sam Douglas

April 24, 2020


This week for My Revitalising Redesdale, we are taking a break from our team’s stories to bring you quite a different view of Redesdale and its neighbouring valleys through the beautiful and characterful art of Sam Douglas. Many Redesdale residents will recognise the location of our featured painting: The Three Kings, near Byrness. Sam Douglas […]

My Revitalising Redesdale – Nick’s Story

April 17, 2020


Hello! It’s Nick Lightfoot, Revitalising Redesdale’s Programme Officer, here for our latest instalment of the My Revitalising Redesdale blog. Discovering Redesdale In December 2017, I was looking for a career change and came across a position with Natural England for a Revitalising Redesdale Programme Assistant. “Redesdale, I wonder where Redesdale is …” I thought to […]

Introducing: My Revitalising Redesdale

April 9, 2020


As we’re all stuck indoors for the foreseeable future, we have decided to bring Redesdale to you through your computer/phone screens. Over the next few months we will be sharing some of our highlights from the Revitalising Redesdale scheme and giving an oversight of what we’ve been doing and what it is like to work […]

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