One of my favourite places, the view from Grinton Moor across to Reeth in Swaledale (Yorkshire Dales). I wrote in July about how I’m trying to give myself a theme each month for gathering inspiration. The first theme was skies and you can read the full post here. The theme I chose for August was heather moorlands (apologies I got rather behind with posting about the themes over the summer). We’ve got quite a few areas of moorland on the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors and they look stunning when the heather is in flower. Here are a few of the photographs I found.

Another from Grinton Moor (unfortunately the bridge in this photograph got washed away in flooding in 2019)
The view across Arnagill Moor towards Roundhill Reservoir (which lies just off the road between Masham and Lofthouse in Nidderdale).
‘Roundhill Reservoir’, inspired by the view above.
Walking up Hutton Ridge, north of Hutton le Hole (North York Moors)
A sheep appearing out of the heather on Hutton Ridge.

If you are interested in finding out more about the different types of heather and how heather moorland is managed, have a look at these two pages from the National Parks:

The September theme will be trees, so look out for a post about that (hopefully before the end of September!)

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