SD7871 : Heather on Moughton

taken 8 years ago, near to Wharfe, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Heather on Moughton
Heather on Moughton
As Moughton is a classic area of carboniferous limestone, it may seem odd that there should be patches of heather, a plant more associated with the acid soils of nearby moorland. The heather of the Moughton area is growing on patches of till left behind by glaciers which overrode the plateau. At one time Moughton was managed for grouse, but this is hardly ideal grouse habitat, and the area seems to have been abandoned by grouse shooters before WW2.
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SD7871, 42 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 23 September, 2009
Category
Plateau   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 788 713 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.2638N 2:19.5036W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 787 713
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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