Birmingham is a top UK Picnic Spot

Monday 8th August 2011

Credit: Vik KeshvalaBell's Farmhouse, Druids Heath

Druids Heath on the southern edge of Birmingham has won the top accolade of being the UK's favourite urban picnic spot! The picturesque urban fringe site beat Clapham Common into second place, while other places like Wimbledon Common didn't even make the rankings.

Durdle Door beach in Dorset, set against the backdrop of stunning white chalk cliffs, has today won the accolade of Britain’s perfect picnic spot. It beat hundreds of entries from the British public, responding to Ribena Team’s hunt for the spots that best capture our nation’s enduring love affair with picnics.

Nick Baker, who is vice president of The Wildlife Trusts, said: “There is no more British way to enjoy the outdoors, whatever the weather, than a picnic. We looked through hundreds of pictures submitted by the public to find the best picnic spot and although it was a tough choice, Durdle Door beach in Dorset captured our imagination the most. The survey also underlined the public’s love affair with British wildlife, with 38% stating that choosing a spot close to nature was a key factor in deciding where to go for a picnic.”

For full details please see the press release below.

If you want to visit the best urban picnic spot in the UK, I say come to Moseley Bog! - Francesca Jarvis

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