Winners of the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2014/15

See the winners of the BBC Countryfile Magazine awards 2014/2015, celebrating the best of the countryside.

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See the winners of the BBC Countryfile Magazine awards 2014/2015, celebrating the best of the countryside.

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This year we had 12 categories, ranging from Rural Pub of the Year to Greatest National Park. To whittle down contenders in various categories, we asked an expert in that field to provide us with their nominations. Then you voted in your thousands! 

We’ll be announcing the winners via twitter from 11-12 on the 3rd March, and the winners as well as second and third places will be available to view here, as well as in our May issue. 

1. Heritage site of the Year: SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

Second place: Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Third place: Portmeirion

2. Holiday Destination of the Year: THE LAKE DISTRICT

Second place: Outer Hebrides

Third place: Yorkshire

3. Wildlife Success Story of the Year: RED SQUIRREL

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Second place: White-tailed eagle

Third place: Otter

4. Country Book of the Year: THE WALKER’S GUIDE TO OUTDOOR CLUES AND SIGNS by Tristan Gooley

Second place: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Third place: The Seasons by Nick Groom

5. National Park of the Year: THE LAKE DISTRICT

Second place: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Third place: Peak District

6. Nature Reserve of the Year: BASS ROCK, THE SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE

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Second place: RSPB Minsmere

Third place: WWT London Wetland Centre

7. Landmark of the Year: THE KELPIES

Second place: Llanddwyn Island Lighthouse

Third place: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

8. Garden of the Year: TRENTHAM GARDENS

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Second place: The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Third place: Alnwick Garden

9. Beach of the Year: WHITESANDS BAY, PEMBROKESHIRE

Second place: Sennen Cove

Third place: Scarborough

10. Outdoor Brand of the Year: BERGHAUS

Second place: Osprey

Third place: Paramo

11. Reader Photo of the Year: LANCASHIRE RAINBOW BY NICK JACKSON

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Second place: Catching a few rays by Eve Russell

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Third place: Small Swallow by Debbie Deboo

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12. Rural Pub of the Year: THE STEAM PACKET INN, Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway

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Second place: The Salutation Inn, Ham, Gloucestershire

Third place: The Harewood Arms, Broadbottom, Cheshire

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Congratulations to all our winners and nominees!