Bardon Mill Scarecrows

Living in the Northumberland Countryside, you often see some strange goings on. But I have never seen so many Scarecrows before.

That was because of the Bardon Mill Scarecrow 2021 competition. The residents of Bardon Mill, Henshaw, Thorngrafton, Towhouse, Westwood, Redburn and Scrogwood all decorated and created Scarecrows of all shapes and sizes.

Then it was up to the public to go around and vote for our favourites. We had to start at the cafe at Bardon Mill, where we had to pay £1 for the map.

As you can see by the map you needed a car to get around to see them all.

So here are a few of my favourites

What I loved about this was that I got to explore places that I had never been to before. To see all the open greenery and lovely farm cottages was lovely, you would never know it was on the other side of the A695.

I was really impressed with the creativity of the community , these scarecrows had clearly been thought through and really taken effort to design to make.

The voting was anonymous so I won’t tell you which scarecrow I voted for.

I also must say that you can’t see these scarecrows anymore, as nobody was aloud to share them as it was a current competiton.

The competition ended in August and the winners are being announced soon.

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