Northumberland country park among region’s hidden gems

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Druridge Bay Country Park has been named as one of the North East’s top five hidden gems as part of a national campaign culminating in a UK top three.

Along with leading pork-pie manufacturer Pork Farms, TV personality and host of Place in the Sun, Laura Hamilton, wants to get families out and about this summer, discovering the UK’s favourite hidden gems.

Teaming up with UK tourist boards, including Visit North East, Pork Farms has invited people across the UK to submit their favourite hidden gems that, while may be known to some, may be totally unknown to others, in turn inspiring their inner explorer.

The top five hidden gems from each region have been chosen and the North East’s top five are Druridge Bay Country Park; Cawfields Quarry, near Haltwhistle; Plessey Woods, near Bedlington; Hardwick Park, Sedgefield, Durham; and The Vampire Rabbit, Dean Street, Newcastle.

During the summer break, families across the North East and would-be explorers are being asked to get out and about to visit these hidden gems, in a bid to help these beautiful and interesting locations reach the final three and feature in the 2017 Pork Farms marketing campaign.

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