Wednesday 31 July 2013

How well do you know the British Countryside?

Cumbrian Cottages recently ran a competition on Mumsnet where they asked 1500 families if they could identify four UK tourist hotspots in the British countryside by seeing just a single image .

I had a go myself and I have to admit that my geography knowledge is a bit lacking, but being a a lover of the great British countryside and its beautiful offerings I was fairly confident, being unsure on just one location, that I soon realised was Holy Island.

I grew up in the the Merseyside town of Crosby and spent much of my childhood exploring the Sefton Coast so there was one image that I immediately recognised even though the beach as I remember it has been changed somewhat by the arrival of Anthony Gormley's art installation; Another Place. Apparently though this location was not as obvious to all as only 80% of those taking part correctly identified this lovely beach which I hold such fond memories of.

So why not take a look at the images below....

 Which ones do you recognise? Would you have been able to identify other countryside treasures in the UK?

This post was brought to you in association with Cumbrian Cottages.


  1. I was looking at old photos last night and there's my family on Crosby beach with the Anthony Gormley statues! It's a lovely beach, you were very lucky to grow up there x

  2. I know Alnwick castle....That's not too far from me...The others had me stumped even Holy Island which isn't too far from :/


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