Heather in Bloom - North York Moors.


In late August, the heather covering the moorland of the North York Moors comes into flower, painting the landscape in a soft reddy purple hue. It brings a different dimension to the hills and vales who's seasonal visual variety ranges from barren winter tones to the bright yellow and reds of summer.  I'd headed out to the Commondale/ Castleton Rigg area, to capture the setting sun as it lit the hills and moors.

Castletown Rigg.

Moorland sunset.

Hillside heather - Castleton Rigg.

Light layers.

Fields and moor.

Moorland heather and hills.

Moorland heather and grasses.

Heather and vale.

Grasses in the wind..



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A most amazing and lovely landscape (with tip of the hat to its Scottish counterpart).  When is a good time for a tourist to see the heather in bloom?  I know some folks that would plan a trip just to see these colors.

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