Vote for Your Favourite Yorkshire Landmarks in the 2018 Countryfile Awards
BBC Countryfile Magazine has announced a shortlist of mighty landmarks, outstanding national parks, beautiful nature reserves and finest rural pubs from around the UK, for the seventh BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018, which celebrate the best of the British countryside and its people. The shortlist, which includes Yorkshire locations, is open to the public vote on Friday January 19th.
Unsurprisingly, Yorkshire receives an impressive collection of nominations. If you enjoy immersing yourself in an outstanding area of natural beauty with captivating views of the countryside, you can vote for Forest of Bowland to win Holiday Destination of the Year 2018. Alternatively, if you’re a fan of a cosier pastime and relish a relaxing evening in the local, The Fox House in Longshaw, South Yorkshire, is up to win Pub of the Year 2018 or vote for the wonderful Rodley Nature Reserve as your Nature Reserve of the Year.
This year, the magazine invited readers to send in their suggestions for the greatest places and organisations in the British countryside.
An expert judging panel, including Countryfile presenter John Craven, BBC Countryfile Magazine Editor, Fergus Collins, BBC presenter and naturalist Miranda Krestovnikoff, Editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine, Sheena Harvey, author and rural affairs journalist Mark Rowe and adventurer Phoebe Smith gathered to review all the submissions, whittling down the vast number of nominees down to a shortlist of five contenders in each category.
Panellist John Craven said: “Helping to choose the shortlists meant interacting with you, our readers, in a quite remarkable way. We carefully considered every nomination and some were for places I had never heard of but which you obviously love. That made me determined to check them out, whilst others rekindled many happy memories. What a pleasant way to spend a few hours – discovering your particular favourites in the massive cornucopia that is our countryside.”
Voting opens online at www.countryfile.com/awards from January 19th and will close at midnight on March 5th. Winners will be announced in the May issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine.