Lying in the heart of Northumberland, Redesdale is an area of spectacular natural beauty and tranquility, stretching north to the Scottish Borders and west to Kielder Water & Forest Park.
Nicknamed Wild Redesdale, the area offers breathtaking scenery, wildlife, fishing, horse riding, quad bike safaris, clay shooting, walking in the Northumberland National Park and golf at Bellingham’s scenic 18-hole course.
You can follow in the footsteps of the Romans while hearing the call of Moorland birds and just sit quietly and listen to the silence.
Otterburn is the the main village in Redesdale and can be found 25 miles north of Newcastle airport on the A696 and 70 miles south of Edinburgh on the A68.
Northumberland National Park recently reinstated the 2.5 mile-long Otterburn Village Trail, which begins at the mill and takes the walker out into the country around Girsonfield Stud Farm.
Kielder Water & Forest Park in the west of Redesdale is home to England’s largest forest and North Europe’s largest man made lake.
The park is a haven for wildlife, including the native red squirrel, deer, otters, badgers and many species of rare birds. Purpose-built trails create the perfect forest walks for all the family.
For the keen mountain biker there are dedicated mountain bike tracks, including a bike skills area. Water sports enthusiasts can take to Kielder Water all year round.