Individuals, businesses and community groups from north Northumberland have been recognised at the National Park Awards.
Among the winners were Glendale Agricultural Society, John Cresswell, of College Valley Estates, and John and Sarah Wilson, from Ingram Farm.
Glendale Agricultural Society won the Young People’s Mentor Award for its role in organising the Children’s Countryside Day. The event has become one of the foremost rural education events in the UK, giving more than 1,500 North East pupils an insight into food and farming.
College Valley Estates and Ingram Farm shared the conservation award for helping to maintain or improve the National Park’s special qualities.
College Valley Estates were praised for taking back in hand the management of the southern part of the estate, which includes part of the Cheviot Massif, and changing the grazing regime to summer-only stocking.
The Wilson family, from Ingram Farm, were praised for their efforts to preserve the wealth of archaeological features on their land.
Such is the extent of archaeology, the whole farm was designated a super monument by English Heritage.
Graham Taylor, based in Rothbury, was named Culture Champion for his Potted History business.
Coun John Riddle, Park chairman, said: “The wonderful work – largely voluntary – of people and groups, who share our values and turn them into tangible good, is inspirational.”