Corfe Castle to appear on member cards

Corfe Castle by Brian Terrey

The picture was taken from West Hill late in 2017 and will appear on the cards issued to more than five million members starting early next year.

“Corfe Castle is one of my favourite spots in Dorset,” said Brian, who lives in Poole.

“I’ve lived here all my life and even though I’ve seen it hundreds of times I never get bored of it.”

“It’s steeped in history and it holds a lot of memories for me, starting when I was a child when I used to roll down the big hill.”

Brian says he has been ‘dabbling’ in photography for most of his life but started taking landscape work more seriously about five years ago.

His shot beat thousands of other entries in the Trust’s annual competition to find the best images for the members’ handbook and membership cards.

This time we asked for entries on the theme ‘Our space to explore’. The winning images needed to show a connection to nature, reflecting the work that we do to care for special outdoor places.

There were more than 7,500 photos entered into the competition, which was sponsored by Panasonic LUMIX.

The winners were chosen by a panel of five judges, including gardener, writer and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh.