Sunday, 11 March 2012

Heather Burning

This was the view from Pry House this afternoon.  A gamekeeper from Gunnerside Estate has set fire to the heather.  This is done in a controlled manner.  The whole hillside is not burnt at the same time.  It is burnt in patches in order to leave areas untouched to provide shelter and cover for nesting grouse.  Just as a gardener hard prunes shrubs and plants, the heather is burnt to assist regrowth.

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