Two Northumberland sites will be featured on the BBC this weekend.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has confirmed its Druridge Bay sites, East Chevington and West Chevington, will be shown on BBC One's popular programme Countryfile on Sunday, May 19.

Earlier this month, presenter Joe Crowley sat down with the trust's West Chevington project officer, Lee Rankin, to talk about the former opencast mining site.

Mr Rankin has a personal connection to the area due to his family's mining history and growing up in the area. He shared anecdotes about his work converting the site to combat climate change.

Not only this, he has worked on the rewilding initiative in partnership with farmers and landowners.

Following this, the crew switched locations to East Chevington to discuss the importance of the site with Sophie Webster, an EcoNorth ecologist.

As a previous Catch My Drift project officer, Ms Webster contributed a detailed account of the site hosting Northumberland's largest reedbeds.

Species such as moths, bearded tits and marsh harriers have returned to breed at the site - another former mining site, with marsh harriers observed there in 2008 after over 150 year break.

Lee Rankin, Northumberland Wildlife Trust West Chevington project officer said: "I am delighted Countryfile will be highlighting two of our Druridge Bay sites on its upcoming programme.

"East and West Chevington have such a wonderful mining heritage and are a splendid example of how nature can be restored and nurtured on former colliery sites.

"We are so fortunate to live in a wonderful part of the world and hopefully, after the programme is broadcast, viewers will come and see it for themselves."

The episode of Countryfile will be shown on BBC One at 7.15pm on Sunday, May 19. It will also be available on BBC iPlayer.