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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.

A short film by Marc Rigelsford

Inspired by the storms of winter 2021/22 and using Ted Hughes’ poem ‘Wind’ as a framework, Marc Rigelsford (aka Magic Arm) has created a new sound piece to explore both the poem’s narrative and personal experiences of the force of wind around Highgreen, home of Visual Arts in Rural Communities, VARC. Musician Holly Lowe narrates the poem and Marc created an atmospheric environment in an old dairy building, complete with a real fire and armchairs, for the work to be experienced by visitors to VARC’s open day at Highgreen in May 2022. 

Marc has been producing music for around twenty years. He has released two albums under the moniker Magic Arm and is about to release a third, ‘Dance Mania’.

This work is supported by Visual Arts Rural Communities, VARC, Highgreen Estate, Revitalising Redesdale’s Community Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Check out the video here

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Community
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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.