Cramlington landmark shortlisted for award

A popular visitor attraction has been shortlisted for a national award.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 11:47 am
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 7:32 pm
An aerial view of Northumberlandia by Kenn Elliot.

Northumberlandia, a 19-hectare community park on the outskirts of Cramlington, is among landmarks, national parks, nature reserves and coastlines around the UK shortlisted for the ninth BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2020.

The awards – celebrating the best of the British countryside and its people – are now open to the public vote.

Northumberlandia – or Lady of the North and run by the Land Trust – is among five shortlisted in the Landmark of the Year category.

Panelist and Countryfile presenter Tom Heap said: “I see a lot of the country in my job but judging these awards really opened my eyes to further beauty spots and admirable green schemes.

“So much more to discover!”

Editor of BBC Countryfile Magazine Fergus Collins added: “This is probably the strongest line up yet in the eight years we have been running these awards.

“Our expert judging panel spent many hours honing the contenders and we ended up with shortlists that truly celebrate the best of the British countryside.

“Now it’s the turn of magazine readers and countryfile.com visitors to vote on the best of the best!”

Members of the public can cast their votes at www.countryfile.com/awards

Voting will close at midnight on Friday, February 28. Winners will be announced on Monday, March 9, via the website and will be profiled in the May issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine.