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Use our interactive DISCOVER map to explore the Rede Valley, facilities and places of interest to visit.

Celebrating and protecting
the rich cultural
heritage, landscape
and wildlife of
Redesdale.

Working with local people in the Rede Valley, we secured an award of £1.8 million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, for a 5 year project to celebrate Redesdale’s rich cultural heritage and to protect and enhance the area’s landscape and wildlife from 2018 to 2022.

On 25th January 2022 the Revitalising Redesdale team gave an online presentation about the overall Revitalising Redesdale programme so far, including Natural Redesdale and Lost Redesdale archaeology activities, together with Community Engagement and Activity proposals for the coming year. The talk is now available for you to view below and on our YouTube channel.

Interested in finding out more about what we’re up to? Visit our What’s On page to see upcoming events.

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 competing theories surrounding the battle’s location.

A huge thanks to John Sadler for sharing this video with us! An intriguing story, expertly told.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with any developments and find out more about the project on the dedicated project page here.

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 on through this project.

Geoffrey is leading on the Battle of Otterburn project, which is working with volunteers to research the story of the battle and with landscape archaeologists to locate where it took place. If you have been wondering: “What is going on at Otterburn?”, he is here to let you know! Over to you, Geoffrey:

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Hay, hedgerows, leaks and scrapes: Wansbeck Restoration for Climate Change

August 8, 2024 7:00 pm

Join Groundwork’s Lesley Silvera to find out about a pioneering local project that’s bringing farmers, naturalists and scientists together to help Upper Wansbeck’s farms be more resilient. Lesley’s engaging talk will present the innovative nature-based solutions being trialled, revealing why leaky dams help water quality, how wider hedgerows provide better foraging, which native upland plants […]

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Community
Community

The local community in Redesdale now have a active presence on the website where they can update their pages, post news and events and keep the discover map updated. Click below to find out what your local community has been up to.

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Walking in Redesdale
Walking around Redesdale

Redesdale is a remote upland area in the wild heart of Northumberland. The Rede catchment stretches from where the river rises at Carter Bar on the English-Scottish border to its confluence with the North Tyne at Redesmouth.

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Star Cairns
Star Cairns

Nestling in the heart of Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, Redesdale offers you some of the darkest skies in England. Here, on a clear night, you can observe more than 2000 stars, including the magnificent Milky Way arching above you.

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Use our interactive DISCOVER map to explore the Rede Valley, facilities and places of interest to visit.

Projects

Revitalising Redesdale Partners are delivering a range of projects to “inspire and enable us all to care for Redesdale."

What's On

There are many events covering a wide range of topics and activities, find out what's on in Redesdale over the next few months.

Walking around Redesdale

We have created a series of 6 self-guided walk leaflets to help you to explore some of the footpaths and bridleways around the area.