Say what you love about the coast
Yachting Monthly readers are being asked what they love most about the coastline around south-east England. The sentiment which judges decide is the most significant will win its author a free week’s holiday on the Isle of Wight.
‘Love Our Land’ is a new campaign for residents and visitors to share what they love about a collection of England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Dubbed the first ‘cultural mapping’ project of its kind, people are being asked to by post their findings on Facebook and Twitter – in words, pictures or film. The project is being run by ‘Our-Land.co.uk’, a Government-funded rural development programme.
TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh, said: “The flora and fauna of the Surrey Hills make them a unique and valuable natural resource well worth treasuring.”
Kate Shepherd, Our Land’s Manager, said: “This is the first time the UK conservation movement has ever asked residents and tourists about their perceptions, associations and memories of the landscape. Social media is the perfect way to crowd source this information.”
For more information go to www.facebook.com/ourlanduk, or on Twitter (@OurLandUK) using the hashtag #loveourland. There will be a monthly poll for Facebook page entries and an annual competition, judged by a panel of experts with prizes for entrants who best encapsulate ‘Love Our Land’. Prizes include holidays to the UK’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.