shewhomust (shewhomust) wrote,

Up among the heather

Yesterday, for the first time this week, the sun was shining, so we went for a short walk on Waldridge Fell to admire the heather.

Waldridge Fell

It isn't actually 'up' at all, but lowland heath, which is rare: it's a site of Special Scientific Interest. Also a pleasant place to walk - or sit; it's well provided with benches - in the sunshine, and come across patches of blueberries, and of harebells ...

Once there was colliery here, and a pit village. The car parks scattered about the site still bear the names of the village streets. [personal profile] durham_rambler and I both remembered the story that the village was demolished by the BBC during the filming of Zola's Germinal, but this local history site has a different version. This entry cross-posted from Dreamwidth: comments always welcome, at either location.
Tags: durham, walking

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