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Redesdale Forest, Byrness and Blakehopeburnhaugh

Welcome to the landing page for our Redesdale Forest, Byrness and Blakehopeburnhaugh interpretation board. Read on to discover more about this industrial environment, its fascinating history, and how you can explore the Byrness area…

Walking in Redesdale: the Byrness and Upper Redesdale Cluster
Get inspired by a cluster of walks in the Byrness and Upper Redesdale area, made possible by our Walk and Cycle project.

Travelling Tales: Exploring Kielder Forest Drive
This leaflet is your guide to the Kielder Forest Drive and the stunning scenery visible from ‘The Nick’, a unique pentagonal shelter designed and built by a team of students from Newcastle University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, who recorded the process in their entertaining blog.

Thomas Sharp’s Forestry Villages: Kielder, Byrness and Stonehaugh
Discover the story of Kielder, Byrness and Stonehaugh with John Pendlebury, Professor of Urban Conservation at Newcastle University.

The Work and Life of Thomas Sharp (1901-1978) project
Find out more about Thomas Sharp, architect of Byrness village and a key figure in town planning in the mid-twentieth century, with this fascinating project by Newcastle University and Special Collections.

Forestry Memories Image Library
Visit the Forestry Memories Image Library for historic images of forestry in Scotland and northern England. The library was created by the University of the Highlands and Islands Centre for History, Scottish Forestry, and the Scottish Forestry Trust.


Discover Redesdale, browse the interactive map and view points of interest, pictures and text, or even add your own information!


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