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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.

In case you missed it, the Otterburn Training Area (OTA) featured twice in 2019’s Ministry of Defence Sustainability Magazine, Sanctuary. The two articles, Walking Underwater and Breeding Under Bridges (p.g. 40) and The Beauty of Bunkers (p.g. 68), highlight the unique natural and built heritage on the OTA, as well as the essential work to preserve and enhance it.

You can download 2019’s Sanctuary Magazine here.

Repaired bunker on Davyshiel Common

Through our Life on the Ranges project we are working with the Ministry of Defence to carry out a variety of other works on the OTA, from peatland restoration to archaeological excavations. See our Life on the Ranges project page for more details.

Previous issues of Sanctuary Magazine can be found and downloaded here.

Latest News & Events

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.