Hardly a day goes by without being thankful for the way the moor has rewilded over much of the last century. Yes, occasional battles are fought and even won by the managers and their well-funded, government-supported, anti-nature campaigns. But at some times of year and in some parts of Blacka nature is regularly winning the fightback. That's what drew us here in the first place and that is what keeps bringing us back.*
Like the left-over snow drifts of winter spotting the moors, cotton grass brings well needed relief to the otherwise drab areas dominated by heather.
* We should never forget the amazing words of the Natural England officer who said Blacka Moor is nothing without conservation!!! Nature has some fight on its hands when dealing with bureaucracy.