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
Redesdale is in the very heart of Northumberland National Park. Nicknamed Wild Redesdale, birds and animals thrive on Otterburn Ranges
. This remote area is the wild heart of the National Park covers nearly a quarter of Northumberland National Park; it is a wildlife lover’s paradise.
Whitelee Moor National Nature Reserve and Catcleugh Reservoir is a site of European conservation importance because of its active blanket bog and heather heaths. It also contains other habitats and species of national and international importance.
Why not explore the area’s ancient capital, Elsdon, the perfect Northumbrian village complete with ancient parish church, a tower house and even the remains of a castle.
You can 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.
It’s so peaceful now; it’s hard to believe that Scottish and English troops fought it out in Otterburn. Wherever you go, you’re sure to find a warm welcome and some tasty local food.