The following article from Country Life magazine reflects on the cultural heritage of moorland landscapes and the way that moorlands have been depicted in literature beginning with Beowulf in the 8th century, followed by Arthur Conan Doyle and Emily Bronte.
The UK holds 75% of the entire world’s resource of open heather moorland and it holds an unrivalled place in our imagination. It is a unique landscape rich in wildlife and rich in cultural associations.
With thanks to Mark Griffiths and Country Life magazine for permission to post this article.
PDF: 27 May 2020 Moorland article Country Life