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A report has been produced for the archaeological survey of an Iron Age/Romano-British settlement at Rattenraw Farm, which was carried out on the 6th-8th October 2018. The report has been compiled by volunteers from the North of the Wall Tynedale Archaeology Group (NOWTAG) and details the findings from the 3-day, Level 3 survey, which was undertaken by volunteers as part of our 'Lost Redesdale' community archaeology project. Read the report here: Rattenraw Level 3 Survey final report 7 Nov We plan to carry out further investigations on this site, including excavations, so watch this space for more details!...

Pie 'n' Peas Supper Evening 7:00pm- 9:00pm, Thursday 29th November, 2018 At RTC Otterburn Join us with an informal meal to celebrate Revitalising Redesdale’s progress during our first year Find out more about the work of partners, volunteers and local people to conserve and enhance Redesdale’s rich cultural heritage, landscape and wildlife. Share your updates, stories and ideas and find out how you can be involved. Please specify any special dietary requirements Booking essential: 07552 269363 or nick.lightfoot@naturalengland.org.uk Directions: RTC Sports Centre, Otterburn, Northumberland, NE19 1HE The RTC is situated 1/2 mile from the village centre, if travelling from the south turn right after the church, if travelling from the north...

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 events 2018...

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 remote...

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 of...

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 volunteer Lidar Landscapes Volunteer For further information...

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 Battlefield...

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 below. Revitalising Redesdale Monitoring and...

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 part...