Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Rapeseed Transforms the Vale of Cleveland

The expansive fields of rapeseed, ablaze with its yellow flowers, command this view of the vale of Cleveland from Battersby Moor, presenting a picturesque mosaic of greens and yellows. Rapeseed, grown for its oil, a staple in cooking, fuel, and other products, graces landscapes worldwide, transforming into a breathtaking spectacle during its bloom. Easby Moor, adorned with its monument to Captain Cook, rises majestically, enhancing the scene’s beauty and tranquility.

An intriguing revelation about rapeseed lies in its botanical relationship to some of our beloved vegetables. Belonging to the Brassicaceae family, it shares lineage with cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and even mustard. Thus, as you savor your next serving of broccoli, consider its distant cousin, the resplendent golden rapeseed flower.




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