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Revitalising Redesdale Newsletter – November 2019

November 12, 2019

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An Historic Crossing at Smoutel Ford is Reinstated The Revitalising Redesdale Partnership has rebuilt the historic bridleway across the Rede valley, allowing walkers and riders to enjoy trails between Monkridge Hill and Otterburn for the first time in decades.  The ford access work is part of the River Improvement Project.  It is designed to mimic a naturally […]

Community Archaeology Landscape Survey Report for Chattlehope Farm, Catcleugh

November 5, 2019

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Revitalising Redesdale’s Lost Redesdale community archaeology project worked with North of the Wall Tynedale Archaeology Group (NOWTAG) and volunteers to survey approximately 43 hectares of land at Chattlehope Farm, near Catcleugh Reservoir. The survey identified 27 sites of potential archaeological interest and trained volunteers in how to conduct a Level 1 Archaeological Survey. The survey […]

Community Heritage Fund to Help Conserve the Native ‘Dark’ Honey Bee

October 28, 2019

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“We hope that this award marks the beginning of Redesdale becoming a safe haven for one of our greatest natural treasures, the native honey bee.” – Dr. Dorian Pritchard, Redesdale Beekeeping Group We are delighted to announce the Redesdale Beekeeping Group have been awarded £2,000 through our Community Heritage Fund for their work conserving the […]

Farming and Water Event for Farmers, Land Managers, and Landowners

October 14, 2019

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9th October, 2019 – Otterburn We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Redesdale’s farmers and land managers this week to visit sites along the River Rede. With the help of our partners – Natural England, The Environment Agency, Northumberland National Park Authority, Groundwork NE & Cumbria and participating farmers – we had a great discussion about how farmers […]

Bead-y Eyes uncover Iron Age artefacts

August 30, 2019

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An archaeological dig has resulted in significant finds being discovered on a Redesdale farm, including 2,000-year-old jewellery. The excavation, which took place at Rattenraw Farm from 22nd July – 2nd August, was organized as part of Revitalising Redesdale’s ‘Lost Redesdale’ community archaeology project.  Fifty-three volunteers took part in the dig, with people of all ages, […]

River Rede Restoration Work Starts at Smoutel Ford

August 20, 2019

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River restoration work starts this week at Smoutel Ford, West Woodburn.  Revitalising Redesdale Partnership will rebuild the historic bridleway across the Rede valley, allowing walkers and riders to enjoy trails between Monkridge Hill and Otterburn for the first time in decades. The river crossing at Smoutel Ford was lost because so much stone and gravel […]

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