Not for me. Northumberlandia


What is she “The centrepiece of a park is Northumberlandia, a human landform sculpture of a reclining lady.”

Northumberlandia was built by the Banks Group as part of the restoration of the adjacent Shotton surface coal mine The project is known as restoration 1st – taking an extra piece of land donated by the landowner, the Blagdon Estate, adjacent to the mine and providing a new landscape for the community to enjoy while the mine is still operational. The £3 million cost of the project has been privately funded by the Banks Group and the Blagdon Estate.While I really enjoy public art,(old and modern) open spaces and conservation, I do not get Northumberlandia yes it is an open space, yes it provides an area for the public, yes it provides a home for nature. Unlike the white horses on the Wiltshire Downs which you can enjoy from afar Northumberlandia you need to own a helicopter to get a real view –as I do not own one and I can not fly. I DO NOT GET IT. (sorry if this view upsets anyone). Nice to have visited glad I was passing and did to travel miles to see.


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