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  • We had a great time meeting community members at Redefest on the 4th August, telling people about our plans to repair scheduled monuments, run community archaeology projects and improve habitats in Redesdale. If you didn’t make it to Redefest, you can still meet the team and find out all about the Revitalising Redesdale scheme by coming along to any of the following community events: Saturday 25th August- Bellingham Show Monday 27th August- Elsdon Village Fete Saturday 1st September- St. Cuthbert’s Festival- guided walk Saturday 29th September- Upper Redesdale Show   You can download our full events programme here: August events 2018 September......

  • Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership is holding a launch event to celebrate the start of an exciting new community archaeology project. The Lost Redesdale launch event will take place on Thursday 20th September, 7-8.30pm at Otterburn Memorial Hall. The evening will include an introduction to the project, along with a presentation by the Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group on ancient settlements at Rattenraw, including new discoveries and plans for future investigations. There will also be a talk from Paul Frodsham (former Northumberland National Park archaeologist) on the Lidar Landscapes element of the project, which will see the use of......

  • Want to help us investigate Redesdale’s rich history? We are running a historic documents research training workshop on Wednesday 5th September, 7-8.30pm at Otterburn Memorial Hall. This training workshop will provide an introduction to historical research and will cover how we can use historic documents such as chronicles, paintings, maps and ballads to help us find out more about Redesdale’s heritage. We’ll also take a look at written records from contemporary works to the views of modern historians. We will be looking in particular detail at the documents that might shed some light on the events and location of the Battle......

  • Are you interested in archaeology and the historic environment? Would you like to take part in exciting and meaningful volunteering and help us discover more about Redesdale’s fascinating past? Take a look at these exciting new volunteering opportunities as part of Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership. With roles for all abilities, this is a great way to indulge a passion for history, learn new skills, meet like-minded people and contribute to our understanding of this beautiful and enigmatic part of Northumberland. Click on the links below to see more information about the different roles. Historical researcher- Battle of Otterburn Field Archaeology......

  • The Battle of Otterburn- Conflict in a Landscape project was launched on Sunday 24th June at the RTC Sports & Leisure Centre in Otterburn. Over 40 people attended the event, which marked the start of this exciting new Heritage Lottery-funded project that will investigate and explore the story of the famous medieval battle, working with landscape and battlefield archaeologists to answer some of the questions as to the action and location of the battle. The event included talks by Geoffrey Carter from the Battlefields Trust and Chris Jones, Historic Environment Officer for Northumberland National Park, followed by a guided walk to the......

  • Email Tender to:    Duncan.Hutt@northwt.org.uk at Northumberland Wildlife Trust. Deadline:                 17:00 on Wednesday 18th July  Northumberland Wildlife Trust, on behalf of Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership, would like to invite you to tender for the Evaluation of the five year programme starting in 2018. The Evaluation is required by Heritage Lottery Fund to explore the extent to which Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership’s outcomes have been achieved, looking at the quality of project delivery and the scheme’s value and significance to the catchment’s natural and built heritage and communities. For further details, see the Revitalising Redesdale Monitoring and Evaluation Brief at the link......

  • We are holding a free event about the Battle of Otterburn on Sunday 24th June at the RTC Sports & Leisure Centre in Otterburn, from 2.00-4.30pm. The event is to mark the launch of an exciting new Heritage Lottery-funded project that will investigate and explore the story of this famous medieval battle. The event will include talks by representatives from Revitalising Redesdale, the Battlefields Trust and Northumberland National Park and a guided walk to the Battlefield site. There will also be the chance to find out how to get involved in this project, which will include opportunities for volunteers to take......

  • As part of the Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership, repair and consolidations works to High Rochester Roman Fort and Ridsdale Ironworks are to be carried out to conserve these Scheduled Monuments and prevent further deterioration and collapse. The Roman Fort at High Rochester was for two centuries the northernmost fort of the Roman Empire and is one of the best preserved archaeological sites within Northumberland National Park. This project will conserve the structure of the fort, by removing risks to the fabric and by improving the visual amenity of the monument. The remains of the engine house at Ridsdale are a visible......

  • The Revitalising Redesdale team is now complete and ready for action! Jennifer Care, Farming and Wildlife Officer, was the first to commence her post in February and is employed by Northumberland Wildlife Trust. Karen Collins, the Heritage and Engagement Officer, started in March and is employed by Northumberland National Park Authority.  Nick Lightfoot, Programme Support Officer, and Maria Hardy, Programme Manager, both joined in April and are employed by Natural England. Together with partners, we will be delivering a £2.8 million programme of conservation, heritage and access improvement projects, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Projects include physical works to......

  • Read our submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund Revitalising Redesdale Report – FINAL (v2) The Landscape Conservation Action Plan provides an overview to the landscape of Redesdale, its history, biodiversity and culture. Inside you will find details of the projects we hope that HLF will support to deliver a programme that will help conserve and enhance the special qualities of Redesdale’s natural and cultural heritage....