THIS stunning image of Corfe Castle will adorn cards issued to more than five million National Trust members next year.

The shot, taken by Brian Terrey, from Poole, beat thousands of others in a national competition for the National Trust handbook and member cards.

Celebrity gardener and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh was one of the five judges who chose the winner.

Brian, a 51-year-old ceramic wall and floor tiler, said: "Corfe Castle is one of my favourite spots in Dorset.

"I've lived here all my life and even though I've seen it hundreds of time I never get bored of it, even after 50 years.

"It is 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 photography more seriously about five years ago.

This year the National Trust asked for entries on the theme ‘Our space to explore’.

The winning images needed to show a connection to nature, reflecting the work that the conservation charity does to care for special outdoor places.

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

A picture of Old Harry rocks by Alister Rankine was shortlisted for the member card while another shot of Corfe Castle, this time by Stu Meech, was on the National Trust Handbook image shortlist.

The overall winner of the handbook prize was Ed Silvester of High Wycombe, who will see his picture of his son Adam at Prawle Point in Devon on the cover of the 2019 edition.

Corfe Castle will be lit up from December 1, as part of this year's festive programme.

There will also be a 'Twelve days of Christmas' family quest, craft events and stories and games from the 17th century.