Purple heather for miles and miles. Looking back to Widdop Moor Approaching Top Withens from Withins Height End. Sphagnum Moss. Thurs. 27th Aug. 09. This post is not so much about nature but more about our walk today. We've been keeping an eye on the weather and also the colour of our surrounding moorland. Today the weather was set fair and the purple colour of the moors looked perfect. Our walk started on Widdup Moor and followed the Pennine Way over Withins Height End, the highest point on the walk and finished up at Top Withens the ruined farmhouse supposedly the setting for Emily Bronte's novel "Wuthering Heights", I.T.V.1 just happens to be showing a new adaptation of the novel starting this coming Sunday. To sum up....we've seen the moors at their best, a fresh breeze, the lovely purple tones and the're right on our doorstep, what more can be said.
My name is David Crossley I am married with two grown up children and five grandchildren. I am a retired Engineering Instructor, retired in 1999. I have many interests - I am a member of Burnley Film Makers, an amateur film maker and photographer, a walker,all aspects of the great outdoors, wildlife gardening, wild life ponds and wild orchids. The highlight of my walking was probably trekking through the Himalayas in Nepal.
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