In August and September the heather, which is made up of three species – ling, bell heather and cross-leaved heath – bursts into bloom creating a spectacular carpet of purple across the landscape.

However it is estimated that the UK has lost over 80% of its lowland heath since 1800, and now has about 20% of the world’s lowland heath, making it a very rare habitat.

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