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June 19, 2019

Discover the World of Bumblebees and Honeybees!

What’s that buzz? Learn about bees, discover their importance as pollinators and find out how you can help them.
 23rd June – Elsdon Village Hall, Elsdon, 10:00 – 14:00
Tickets – Adults: £10.00 ; 14-18 years: £5.00
Click here for booking and further details

Photo credit: Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

Bioblitz – Wildlife recording day

A day of recording all the flora and fauna we can find!

7th July, 9:00 – 16:00 – Otterburn Castle, Otterburn. Tickets: Free!
Click here for booking and further details

Archaeological Excavation of Iron-Age/Romano-British Settlement

‘Lost Redesdale’ Community Archaeology Project invites you to take part in an excavation of an Iron-Age/Romano-British enclosed settlement.

From 10:00 – 16:00 at Rattenraw Farm, Otterburn
Week 1: 22nd – 27th July
Week 2: 30th July – 2nd August

Join in for as many days as you wish. No previous experience necessary, all training provided. Click here for booking and further details

Hold the Date! 

Survey of Stone-built Mounds on Fawdon Hill
2ndJuly: Archaeological survey,
3rd – 4th July: Excavation!

Full details TBC. Please contact Karen Collins on 07741 194309 or email

Bat Safari & Introduction to Bat Detectors

Enter the hidden world of Otterburn’s Bats on this guided bat walk with Wild Intrigue. Learn how to use Magenta 4 bat detectors to identify these elusive mammals, a skill which residents of Redesdale can then apply at home as part of the Hidden Redesdale Bat Detector Loan Scheme.

From 21:30 – 22:30 on the following dates/locations:
4 July – Otterburn Castle, Otterburn
10 July – Corsenside Parish Hall, West Woodburn 
20 July – Jubilee Park, Bellingham
23 July – Elsdon Village Hall, Elsdon
24 July – Byrness Village Hall, Byrness

Click here for booking and further details

The Last Black House of Catcleugh

Find out about the fascinating history of Catcleugh Reservoir and visit the Black House.

7th July, 4th August, 1st September, 13:30 – Catcleugh Reservoir Entrance.
Tickets: £8:00
Click here for booking and further details

Do you have a story to tell about Catcleugh or Redesdale?

Revitalising Redesdale have commissioned Northumberland writer Rachel Cochrane to write a radio play about the lives of the workers who built Catcleugh and their families.

As part of her inspiration, Rachel would like to gather stories from the local community relating to Redesdale and Catcleugh.

Can you help? Or do you know someone who could?

To share your stories, please contact Karen Collins, 07741 194309,

Volunteering Opportunities

The best way to help us revitalise Redesdale is to volunteer on our projects. See below for a our current requirements:

  • Verge Ambassador: Are you passionate about Redesdale’s roadside wildflowers?
  • Battle of Otterburn Document Researcher: Help us uncover the details of this enigmatic and unique conflict! 
  • OS Transcriber: Are you fascinated to dig into the historical geography of Redesdale?
  • Lidar Landscapes Surveyor: Join us in discovering lost Redesdale!
  • River Monitors: seeking enthusiastic people to help with river recording

Click here to register and find out more about volunteering with Revitalising Redesdale

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