Bell heather, Danby Rigg

The first of the heathers are out. Bell heather, such a deep rich colour, my favourite. Ling, which will cover the moors by August is much lighter, more of a lilac. The third type of heather found on the moors is Cross-leaved heath with pale pink flowers. The ditch on the right is part of the Double Dyke, a prominent 9th-century earthwork across the rigg before it finishes at the edge of Little Fryup Dale. The lush green shrub on the sides on the ditch is bilberry.

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