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CHECK WITH ORGANISERS: Redesdale Ramblers: Rochester

May 15, 2020 10:30 am

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UPDATE: This event may or may not go ahead depending on government advice at the time. Please check the Facebook group or contact the organisers before attending. Join the Redesdale Ramblers for a walk around Rochester. Meet at land adjacent to Rochester Village Hall. Redesdale Ramblers is a friendly, informal community group whose members enjoy […]

POSTPONED: Visit the last Black House at Catcleugh

May 3, 2020 1:30 pm

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DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, ALL EVENTS BY NORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARK ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Find out about the fascinating history of Catcleugh Reservoir and visit the Black House, the last remaining dwelling that was built to house the reservoir construction workers in the late 19th Century. Lovingly restored it contains many artefacts […]

CHECK WITH ORGANISERS: Redesdale Ramblers: Bellingham

April 17, 2020 10:30 am

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UPDATE: This event may or may not go ahead depending on government advice at the time. Please check the Facebook group or contact the organisers before attending. Join the Redesdale Ramblers for a walk around Bellingham. Meet at the Adventure Playground car park. Redesdale Ramblers is a friendly, informal community group whose members enjoy walking […]

Job Alert: Revitalising Redesdale – Trainee Assistant – Closing 30th March 2020

March 27, 2020

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Please note: Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, there may be delays to scheduling of interviews and appointment for this position. We are looking to appoint a confident and enthusiastic person to join our team in an exciting development role as a Revitalising Redesdale Trainee Assistant with a particular work focus on Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s […]

Revitalising Redesdale and COVID-19

March 24, 2020

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We are following government guidelines in our response to Covid-19. We have cancelled all of our community and volunteer events, training, meetings and site visits and fieldwork for the foreseeable future, until we have more information. We hope to be able to reschedule events to new dates later in the year. In the meantime, we […]

River Rede Action Update

February 10, 2020

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Our River Rede Improvements Project was featured in the Winter 2019 edition of Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s magazine, Roebuck. Download the full story here. Or visit out River Rede project page.

Archaeological Excavation report produced for Bellshiel

February 6, 2020

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Our excavation of possible prehistoric features at Bellshiel was carried out in August 2019, in partnership with the MoD and Operation Nightingale. An archaeological evaluation report for the dig has been produced by Wessex Archaeology. You can download the full report here: The main conclusions of the report are: Excavation of Site 1, a circular […]

Excavation report produced for Rattenraw

January 17, 2020

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Our excavation of an Iron Age/Romano-British enclosed settlement at Rattenraw was carried out in July and August 2019. An initial archaeological evaluation report for the excavation has now been produced by The Archaeological Practice. You can download the full report here: The main conclusions of the report are: The site is confirmed as of Iron […]

A Fantastic Year for Redesdale!

December 17, 2019

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2019 has been a really exciting year for Revitalising Redesdale. We want to thank all our partners, volunteers, and the fantastic communities of Redesdale for their support and enthusiasm! See below a poster showcasing our highlights from 2019. These are by no means the only achievements, if you would like to find out more about […]

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 […]

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