Nominate Your Favourite Welsh Landmarks for Countryfile Awards 2019


BBC Countryfile Magazine are inviting readers to send in their suggestions of the very best of the British countryside for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2019. Nominations open from today, giving the people of Wales the chance to celebrate the counties’ mighty landmarks, outstanding national parks, beautiful nature reserves and finest rural pubs. This year there will also be a new category – Village of the Year – which is sure to be hotly contested. Place your nominations at

In the 2018 Awards, the dramatic coastline, inviting beaches and wild shores of Pembrokeshire was awarded the prestigious Holiday Destination of the Year title. What could bag the 2019 titles?

Following submissions, an expert judging panel, will gather to review all the entries, whittling down the vast number of nominees down to a shortlist of five contenders in each category. The announcement of lucky nominees will follow in in the New Year.

The nomination process opens online at from October 23rd and will close on November 25th.


2018 Winners are as follows:


National Park of the Year

1st place: Northumberland National Park

2nd place: Snowdonia


Landmark of the Year

1st place: The Minack Theatre, Cornwall

2nd place: High Force, County Durham


Beach of the Year

1st place: Holkham Beach, Norfolk

2nd place: Godrevy Beach, Cornwall


Book of the Year

1st place: The Wainwrights in Colour by Andy Beck

2nd place: The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young


Country Pub of the Year

1st place: The Fox House, Longshaw, South Yorkshire

2nd place: The Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon


Garden of the Year

1st place: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

2nd place: Bodnant Garden, Conwy


Holiday Destination of the Year

1st place: Pembrokeshire Coast

2nd place: Isle of Wight


Nature Reserve of the Year

1st place: Rodley Nature Reserve, Leeds

2nd place: RSPB Arne, Dorset


Conservation Project of the Year

1st place: Great British Beach Clean

2nd place: The Flight of the Swans, WWT


Reader Photo of the Year

1st place: Model Subject by Andrew Fletcher

2nd place: Lively Light by Chris Mole