BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018: National Park of the Year
There were five finalists for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards National Park of the Year category with the winner being Northumberland and the runner up Snowdonia.
- Northumberland National Park
- The Broads
- Exmoor National Park
- New Forest
Northumberland National Park:
” Ah the peace! This is one of the quietest places in the country, and blessedly so. That doesn’t mean it is dull however – with sparkling dark skies, Hadrian’s Wall, the Whin Sill and the Cheviot Hills, Northumberland National Park is home to some of the most spectacular sights in the country. One can’t help but admire the dramatic geology. Spot red squirrels, otters and black grouse while wandering woodland, hay meadows and wild moorland “
Judge Mark Rowe says: “You have fantastic mountains, you have the Cheviots, the Simonside Hills… on a clear day, you feel like you can see all of the North of England, and you can certainly see across to the Lake District. It’s just an absolutely smashing landscape.” http://www.countryfile.com/article/go-outdoors-walks-days-out-holiday-ideas/national-park-year-2018
We have a cottage in the Northumberland National Park – Drakestone Cottage in Harbottle and another on the edge of the National Park in Hadrian’s Wall Country – Stanegate Cottage in Fourstones. We also have a VW California camper van which is ideal for exploring the area in.