Farne islands firm favourite for Attenborough

A newborn seal pup in the Farne Islands Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has called Northumberland's Farne Islands his favourite place in the UK to see nature at its best.

The renowned documentary maker was asked where in the UK he would recommend for those who wanted to see "magnificent nature" during a live question and answer session on the BBC website.

The Farne Islands Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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@bbcone #AskAttenborough for those who can't go abroad as easily, where in the UK offers the best opportunity to capture magnificent nature?

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. @barleyspillman Northern Scotland, the Farne Islands during the breeding season in spring would be my favourite #AskAttenborough

A puffin in the Farne Islands Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The news was well received by Head Ranger of the Farne Islands David Steel, who expressed his happiness at the beauty of the Farne Islands being recognised.

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I'm still smiling; not every day Sir David Attenborough says your the best place to visit in the spring! #farneislands

A newborn seal pup in the Farne Islands Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The head ranger also took to his blog to re-iterate the beauty of the Farne Islands.

That’s some accolade from Sir David Attenborough and I can not disagree.

The Farne Islands are simply a stunning place for wildlife and no one will ague with that.

– David Steel, Head Ranger at The Farne Islands
Sea birds on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images