The Mourne Mountains and Murlough have been shortlisted in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013.
The Mourne Mountains have been shortlisted in the Britain’s favourite holiday destination’ category, while Murlough has been nominated in the ‘Britain’s favourite nature reserve category’.
The 10 nominees in the favourite nature reserve category were selected by nature writer Mark Cocker and presenter of the BBC’s Big Wildlife Revival Ellie Harrison. Commenting on Murlough, they said: “A sandune system on the edge of the Mourne Mountains, the place for seals and butterflies.”
Now in their third year, the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards are a celebration of our countryside and its people. The 2013 awards were launched in the August issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine, and feature 10 categories, from conservation projects and best heritage site to countryside writers and our finest nature reserves.