Hidden Redesdale
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Join our journey to record the little-known wildlife of Redesdale, Northumberland

Redesdale is the Wild Intrigue hub, and we have had some wonderful wildlife encounters here. However wildlife records are hugely lacking in this region for important indicator species such as Eurasian Otter, Bats and Moths present, you could be forgiven for thinking Redesdale didn’t have a wild side. However we’re certain that there is wildlife present for all to enjoy, and conserve, in this rural corner of Northumberland – it is  simply “hidden”.
Throughout 2019 we will be offering the communities of Redesdale the opportunity to attend free specialist training events with us, as well as a chance to enter into our brand new equipment loan scheme.
With support from the Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership, the Heritage Lottery Fund and ERIC North East, we will be organising a series of workshops for all ages to attend to discover our Hidden Redesdale. These will be focussed on three aspects of wildlife recording which enable us to find and identify elusive wildlife which may otherwise be unnoticed; these areas are camera trapping, moth trapping and bat detecting.
The magic of the Hidden Redesdale equipment loan scheme is that residents of Redesdale will now be able to find out which wildlife they share their gardens with, providing the opportunity to survey huge areas within Redesdale that would otherwise be unaccounted for!
Some of our workshops will be indoor based, and some will be outdoor. It’s important to us that Hidden Redesdale is available for the whole community to take part in, so we have teamed up with MammalWeb and Durham University to create an online project folder which anyone can access from home to enjoy everyone’s camera trap photographs, and to even help identify species recorded!
Our training events will be launched soon which can be booked onto.
Come along to one of our Hidden Redesdale Launch Events to find out all about our plans for this year!
To keep up to date with Hidden Redesdale’s progress, you can enjoy regular blog posts on this page. Why not join our Hidden Redesdale Facebook group and Twitter too? You can also contact us directly at info@hiddenredesdale.co.uk.

Come along to one our training events

Camera Trap Training Events

Saturday 4th May | 11:00 to 12:30 | West Woodburn Village Hall (Indoor)


Saturday 4th May | 15:00 to 16:30 | Bellingham Town Hall (Indoor)


Thursday 9th May | 19:30 to 21:00 | Otterburn Memorial Hall (Indoor)


Saturday 11th May | 11:00 to 12:30 | Elsdon Village Hall (Indoor)


Saturday 11th May | 16:00 to 17:30 | Byrness Village Hall (Indoor)


Friday 31st May | 11:00 to 14:00 | Whitelee Moor (Outdoor)

Bat Survey Training Events

Thursday 4th July | 21:30 to 22:30 | Otterburn


Wednesday 10th July | 21:30 to 22:30 | West Woodburn


Thursday 20th July | 21:30 to 22:30 | Bellingham


Tuesday 23rd July | 21:30 to 22:30 | Elsdon


Wednesday 24th July | 21:30 to 22:30 | Byrness

To book please contact us at info@hiddenredesdale.co.uk or phone 07394 6344 31.

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