Park named among the region’s top hidden gems

Druridge Bay beach
Druridge Bay beach

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

Teaming up with UK tourist boards, including Visit North East, pork-pie manufacturer Pork Farms has invited people to submit their favourite places that, while maybe known to some, may be totally unknown to others.

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; and The Vampire Rabbit, Dean Street, Newcastle.

Druridge includes three miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, plus a large freshwater lake surrounded by woods and meadows.

Voting has now opened and the top three will feature in a marketing campaign by Pork Farms next year. To choose your favourite, visit www.pork-farms.co.uk/join-in/hidden-gems