Thursday, 27 August 2009

Our Wild Purple Moors

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.

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea that the purple would extend for miles and miles ...
    How beautiful.