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September Heather

There is something so special about this time of year. September days can still be really warm while the evenings have a real crispness that comes as the seasons begin to blend.
 
The thing I look forward to all year though is the blooming of the Heather as it covers the moors and hills of the Peak District. The colour creeps across the landscape in August and brings the hills & peaks alive with a wash of purple shades by September.

Wild Moor, Goyt Valley, Peak District by Garry Lomas Photography
Wild Moor, Goyt Valley, Peak District by Garry Lomas Photography

There is a very special kind of light in the Peak District, probably why the area is a muse for so many photographers, artists and creatives of all artistic disciplines. This is also a favourite time of year for our resident photographer, Garry. The light seems to take on an extra quality in September and this is why the Heather season is so special.

Heather across Middle Moor & Sandy Heyes by Garry Lomas Photography
Heather across Middle Moor & Sandy Heyes by Garry Lomas Photography

The early autumn light creates a vast array of purples, lilacs and deep aubergines which are so rich and warm. Autumn rocks, its natures way of giving us one last blast of colour before the colder months arrive.

Lantern Pike and Kinder Scout Beyond by Garry Lomas Photography
Lantern Pike and Kinder Scout Beyond by Garry Lomas Photography

The Heather is not just visually stunning but its fragrance is incredible. The sweet honey scent wafts across the moors in the breeze or as you brush against it. The Heather provides important late summer nectar for the resident Bilburry Bumblebees too.

Sheep In Heather by Garry Lomas Photography
Sheep In Heather by Garry Lomas Photography
Bob, our Cocker Spaniel, sitting pretty in the Heather
Bob, our Cocker Spaniel, sitting pretty in the Heather

September sunsets are spectacular during Heather season too as the purple hills blend into pink and orange skies.

Shooting Cabin & Lantern Pike, Hayfield By Garry Lomas Photography
Shooting Cabin & Lantern Pike, Hayfield By Garry Lomas Photography

There is still time to catch the Heather in its full glory, it is currently most vibrant in the Dark Peak and the hills between Glossop & Kinder Scout are magnificent. But be quick as it wont last much longer. 
 
We are very much inspired by the Peak District landscape and are very proud to be ambassadors for the region. If you have never visited I can't recommend it enough. Any time of year is magnificent but during Heather season it is simply breathtaking.

These gorgeous early autumn hues really inspire us so forthcoming updates to our interiors collection will be featuring some our most popular designs in a Heather colourway - the hard part now is which shades of purple to choose.
 
Decisions, decisions
 
Bye for Now
Sharon x

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