Poet pens ode to coast to share memories

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Celebrated poet Dr John Cooper Clarke has penned the start of a new poem reflecting the nation’s love affair with the coast.

The National Trust hopes it will encourage the nation to share their passions for the beautiful Northumberland coastline and raise awareness of the care needed to manage them.

Throughout the summer there will be a huge host of National Trust activities, varying from working with writers, artists and musicians to capture what the coast means to the nation to a collaboration with The British Library to record UK shores.

To get involved with the campaign you can use the hashtag #LoveTheCoast on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Further information can be found at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/neptune