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Colours of North York Moors

Posted on 27th February 2018 by CE Team

North York Moors is the North Yorkshire National Park. It contains one of the most massive heather moorland expanses in the United Kingdoms. You can also get access to the best cottages in North Yorkshire and the best cottages in North York moors itself. It is more than just wildlife but the sight of colour that will astound you.
The colours of North York Moors come from the heather moorland expanse in the park. Every season there is a different colour for visitors to see. Here are the various colours you get to look at when visiting the North York Moors for the first time.


The different types of heather appear in different months with a distinct change in colour. When visiting the North York Moors in July and August, you get to see the bell heather. The bell heather has flowers that are bell-shaped and purple. July and August are the best times to visit the North York Moors because of the summer season.
Along the Yorkshire coast, you get to see nursing seal mothers and their pups. You get to enjoy the wildlife view but also respect the nursing seals by keeping your distance. For those who love the cottage experience while touring, you even can get access to cottages in North York Moors and the cottages in Whitby.


The most common heather is the Ling. It is known for its pink colour flowers, which blossom in mid to late August. Ling has a Latin name known as Calluna vulgaris. The Calluna vulgaris means sweep. The local people around the North York Moors in the past used the Ling to make a particular type of broom, which would assist them in sweeping their cottage floors. The broom is popularly known as the besom.
Apart from the Ling, you also get to spot famous birds like peregrine falcons along with ‘wildlife you only get to see during the spring season. You do not have to worry about where to stay, the cottages in Whitby are available at an affordable price.


The colour yellow mostly appears in March. The beginning of the spring, which brings with it the first colour breakout of the season in the North York Moors. The colour yellow is what you get to see at the beginning of the year. The start of spring signifies the blooming of the woodland flowers, mainly the Lesser Celandine. It is a bright yellow flower that mainly grows in the young and old woods. If you love the colour, then visiting the York Moors in March will prove quite an adventure.


During May, visitors get to experience the vibrant bluebell cover of the woodland floor in the North York Moors. The bluebell creates a blue like captivating cover in the ancient woodlands that catches the eye. The flowers have a soothing sight, and they draw insects to them due to their rich nectar nature.
Apart from the rich bluebell colour, you also get to spot various colourful butterflies with a familiar blue glow. The butterflies appear during their breeding season and are quite a sight to behold.

The rich array of colour and wildlife makes visiting the North York Moors worthwhile….