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The Redesdale Landscape Scheme partners are listed below :

    Natural England

    Natural England is a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It is responsible for ensuring that England’s natural environment, including its land, flora and fauna, freshwater and marine environments, geology and soils, are protected and improved. It also has a responsibility to help people enjoy, understand and access the natural environment.

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    Northumberland National Park

    Northumberland National Park Authority is a conservation organisation. National Park status is the highest form of landscape protection in the UK. Of the 11 National Parks in England and Wales, Northumberland is the most northerly, most remote from large urban areas, least visited and least populated.

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    Northumberland Wildlife Trust

    Northumberland Wildlife Trust is a charity dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places and helping people to get closer to nature. We manage over 60 nature reserves, including Benshaw Moss, Whitelee Moor National Nature Reserve and The Haining in Redesdale. We help to create wildlife-rich landscapes and seas by working in partnership with other organisations, landowners, communities and volunteers.

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    Environment Agency

    The Environment Agency (EA) is a non-departmental public body, established in 1995 and sponsored by the United Kingdom government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), with responsibilities relating to the protection and enhancement of the environment in England (and until 2013 also Wales).

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    Ministry of Defence

    We protect the security, independence and interests of our country at home and abroad. We work with our allies and partners whenever possible. Our aim is to ensure that the armed forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work, and that we keep within budget.

    The MOD own the Otterburn Ranges which cover nearly a quarter of Northumberland National Park. See here for access guidelines to the ranges.

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    Forestry England

    Forestry England increases the value of woodlands to society and the environment. The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands.

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    The Battlefields Trust

    Nearly everyone in the UK lives within half an hour’s drive of a battlefield. Some, like Hastings, Bosworth and Culloden, are familiar to most of us. Others are relatively unknown. Yet the battles fought on them all played their part in shaping the way that we live today.

    The Battlefields Trust is a volunteer run charity dedicated to the protection, promotion and interpretation of Britain’s battlefields. The Battlefield Trust played a key role in the Battle of Otterburn Project

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    Tyne Rivers Trust

    Tyne Rivers Trust is the only independent environmental charity dedicated to improving the Tyne Catchment. We work with people and communities to protect and enhance the River Tyne and its tributaries, so they are healthy, biodiverse, and an asset for present and future generations. We can only achieve this by working with others, and as a charity we are reliant on financial support. We need people to support us and get involved.

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    Otterburn Parish Council

    The parish of Otterburn is at the heart of Redesdale, a remote Northumbrian upland valley steeped in history and blessed with natural beauty. Parish Council website.

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    Elsdon Parish Council

    Elsdon lies about 10 miles (16 km) to the southwest of Rothbury and just over 3 miles (5km) east of Otterburn. A Parish website is in development; contact the parish clerk for further information

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    Rochester with Byrness Parish Council

    The parish of Rochester with Byrness lies at the northern end of the Rede Valley in Northumberland. Its northern edge borders on Scotland, to the south lies the parish of Otterburn, on the eastern side the landscape is dominated by the Ministry of Defence ranges and to the west lie the hills separating the Rede Valley from North Tynedale. Parish Council website

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    Corsenside Parish Council

    The Parish Council of Corsenside lies along a stretch of the River Rede where the river has cut a deep valley through the moorland of the county. The parish is made up of many isolated farms and dwellings and the communities of West, Middle, and East Woodburn and the village of Ridsdale. The Woodburns lie in the deep valley of the Rede and above the valley you will find Ridsdale, a village with a long mining and industrial heritage. Parish Council website

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    Kielder Water and Forest Development Trust

    Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust is a registered charity working to develop the Park as an inspirational place for leisure, exploration and fun. The Park features art, architecture, walking and cycling trails and much more.

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    University of Newcastle Students’ Union

    University of Newcastle Students’ Union has an active volunteering programme making a difference to peoples’ lives and the environment. The Students’ Union has had a long association with Redesdale.

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    The Redesdale Society

    The Redesdale Society was founded in 1970. The aim of the Society is to foster, collect, record and preserve information relating to Redesdale, past and present, for the benefit of future generations and to derive enjoyment from this. 

    See The Redesdale Society website for this year’s programme of meetings and further information.

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    Northumbrian Water

    Northumbrian Water Limited is a water company in the United Kingdom, providing mains water and sewerage services in the English counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and parts of North Yorkshire, and also supplying water as Essex and Suffolk Water. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Northumbrian Water Group.

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