Heather © Jon Hickling

During August the heather is in bloom on the Bowland moors turning the landscape a beautiful shade of purple.  The bright red-orange berries of rowan in wooded cloughs provide a rich feast for blackbirds, mistle and song thrushes during late summer.

Also look out for:

  • Red grouse on the moors with their distinct 'go-back, go-back' call.
  • Bilberries for picking.
  • Dragonflies and damselflies on rivers, streams, pools and lakes.