Monday, 15 October 2012


On Saturday we all had a long day out travelling up north to near where Judith & Leigh used to live - and Crybbe too! We were going to visit friends and have a look at a new visitor attraction in Northumberland which is up near the border between England and Scotland. There has been lots of mining in this county for many years but nowadays the mining companies have to restore the land when they have finished mining and create green spaces for wildlife and trees and plants. In this place they decided to make a huge sculpture out of the earth - of a goddess they called Northumberlandia!

It is so huge you need a map to walk round it - it is the biggest human landform sculpture in the world!

 First you walk through some woodland and then there is a path to the sculpture:

We had a good explore and met lots more dogs with their peeps:

Below you can see a hand with a pointing finger - and tiny peeps :-)

We climbed up to the top of the head - Aoife and Trilby in the lead:

past the funny notice:

and I looked over to see the view:

 Down below was one of the eyes!

and the viewing towers:

This is a view closer to the face:

Then it was time to walk back down and head back to the car - goodbye Northumberlandia!


  1. That is really something! A giant face and hand! I've never even heard of these sculptures. It looks magnificent! It's great that they make the mining companies restore the land. :)

  2. Wow that is very impressive. I haven't heard about the Lady of the North before. I think it's a good thing that the mining companies have to restore the land back to nature and don't leave huge blots on the landscape. What brilliant days out you have :-)

  3. Hi Magic!
    what a cool place to visit. Good for the mining companies to (be required to) do something nice for the public and for the land. what a fun day!
    your fellow beards,
    joules & prescott

  4. That is such a cool place!!! I am so glad you took us along for the walk.

  5. That's a wonderful return the mine to something useful for the community....and dogs. Fantastic walk. Thanks for taking us along.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. Wow! what a pawesome place to do some walking...did the eye looking at you not freak you out? if it were rocket and i, we might think that giant eye knew all the naughty things we do. it would probably make us bark at it.

    yuki and rocket

  7. Hi Magic..... that was a great day out and awesome face. Tempting to walk on it though I bet.

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  8. How funny that sign is, thanks for this post, not heard of this new sculpture at all.....but then it's a long, long,long way north from Surrey :)