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Mel

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North York Moors - heather?
« on: 19:05:02, 03/08/20 »

I'm starting to hanker after my fix of purple  :)

Anyone know if the heather's out yet up on the moors?



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pleb

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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #1 on: 10:32:50, 04/08/20 »
No I don't  ;D
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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #2 on: 21:25:40, 04/08/20 »
Hi Mel, was up there on friday near hutton le hole, sorry to say not much purple loveliness, but got a good walk on spaunton moor :)

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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #3 on: 22:42:47, 04/08/20 »
Hi wombat, cheers for that.  Would you say another couple of weeks before there's supreme purplieness?


Glad you had a good walk on Spaunton Moor.  Don't believe I've walked there *goes off to google...*

Any walk recommendations?

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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #4 on: 08:50:10, 05/08/20 »
When I was wandering in the Arenigs area in Wales last September I saw acres of grey, dead heather plants, which I had read in a news article some time before my trip was due to some sort of an infestation.
Does anyone have any knowledge about this?

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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #5 on: 11:01:43, 05/08/20 »
Yet isolated flowering heather plants in the dunes around Harlech, made me want to take a visit to Beacon Hill, of Lloney fame in G&P languid loiter, where I was surprised not to find swathes of purple. I felt a bit reassured that I had not missed my annual fix, for it seems a bit early. Hope Fernman's fears of not the reason.
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Mel

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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #6 on: 11:28:05, 05/08/20 »
Yes there was some sort of heather disease last year causing it to grow blind and die.  Don't think its an issue this year though.


Thanks both.
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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #7 on: 12:44:59, 08/08/20 »
Hi wombat, cheers for that.  Would you say another couple of weeks before there's supreme purplieness?


Glad you had a good walk on Spaunton Moor.  Don't believe I've walked there *goes off to google...*

Any walk recommendations?


Hi Mel. sorry for late reply, heather should be looking good soon
Iworked a route out from Hutton car park across towards Spaunton Lodge,then cut across towards Rosedale bank top,across to Ana cross then down across the moor to Hutton le hole

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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #8 on: 14:15:22, 08/08/20 »
According to today's York shire post, the same beetle is doing it again.
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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #9 on: 23:48:33, 08/08/20 »

Hi Mel. sorry for late reply, heather should be looking good soon
Iworked a route out from Hutton car park across towards Spaunton Lodge,then cut across towards Rosedale bank top,across to Ana cross then down across the moor to Hutton le hole


Cheers for this wombat  :)   I think the next few weeks will see me getting up onto the moors for my purple-fest so I'll give that a go.  Blakey Topping for me tomorrow as I think I'll get a good view of the heather situation from the top of there, even if I'm not walking amongst it (or maybe not as it's surrounded by Dalby Forest!).  I'm also feeling an urge to get up to Kildale and see what "Old Meg" is all about (reference the other topic where access to the falls has been blocked).


According to today's York shire post, the same beetle is doing it again.


 :(   how dare it deprive me of my fix of purple.
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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #10 on: 14:06:57, 26/08/20 »
Heather and gorse starting to look good on the Quantocks at the moment.
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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #11 on: 15:25:09, 26/08/20 »
Cheers, hoping to get up onto the NY Moors this weekend for a purpley heather fix  :)
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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #12 on: 16:50:23, 26/08/20 »
We have had a very purple heather day today you should be in for a treat Mel

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« Reply #13 on: 17:43:37, 26/08/20 »
Just to whet your appetite Mel, Dunwich Heath today.  :) Heather is probably past itís best but it is further south than Nth Yorks Moors

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Re: North York Moors - heather?
« Reply #14 on: 20:34:25, 26/08/20 »
I'm starting to hanker after my fix of purple  :)

Anyone know if the heather's out yet up on the moors?
One for you Mel taken today. Sneaton Low Moor, next to Fylingdales. Walk from Whitby, Staithes, Falling Foss, May Beck, Sneaton Moor, ugglebarnby, Whitby round. Canny hike, but really hacky, claggy, filthy dirty in Littlebeck to Midge Hall section.

Hope you enjoy the Northern ling.

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