Redesdale in Northumberland

Wild Redesdale
Meadows flushed with fauna, an enchanting forest, trickling streams and a tranquil valley characterise Redesdale, which is tucked away in Northumberland National Park and covers almost a quarter of it.

Discover wild Redesdale

Remote Redesdale is tucked away in the heart of Northumberland National Park, where wildlife thrives, the stone village of Elsdon sits peacefully and Roman Ruins are waiting to be discovered. In a spot that’s so peaceful, it is hard to believe that troops once fought here on Otterburn Battlefield.

Sweeping Redesdale valley hugs the River Rede, and a portion of Redesdale includes the Redesdale Forest, the northernmost part of Kielder Forest. Here, walking and cycling routes are waiting to be explored, and the spectacular outdoor architectural structure ‘The Nick’ sits at the highest point of Kielder Forest Drive and takes in dramatic surroundings.

Explore the ancient capital of Elsdon, the stonefront village complete with an ancient parish church, a tower house and even the remains of a castle. Or, head back into history with the Roman ruins in High Rochester. This small hamlet in the upper reaches of Redesdale nestles within the ruined ramparts of a Roman outpost.

Otterburn is the dale’s main village, where wildlife thrives on Otterburn Ranges, the once-bloody battlefield sits peacefully and bustling pubs offer delicious meals for regaining energy after exploring.
Whitelee Moor National Nature Reserve is a site of European conservation importance because of its active blanket bog and heather heaths. It also homes other habitats and species of national and international importance for the keen wildlife lovers out there to spot through their binoculars.
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