Emmerdale’s Nick Miles says he feels ‘heartbroken’ over burning moorland

Nick Miles has said he feels ‘heartbroken and depressed’ every time he sees burning moorland near his home in the Yorkshire Dales. The Emmerdale star, 58, who plays Jimmy King on the soap, also called for a ban on the ‘archaic’ practice during an interview with The Mirror.  Moorland is often burnt to encourage fresh … Read more

Heather burning on peat bogs to be banned in blow for moorland landowners and shooting parties

New regulations are to be brought in to prevent the burning of heather and other vegetation in a bid to better protect peatlands. The plans to bring forward legislation for protected blanket bog habitats have been welcomed as ‘vital’ for ‘globally important’ land. But the ban will be considered a blow to gamekeepers and to grouse … Read more

Visit Haworth – the moorland village where Emily Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights

Book me in: Classic tales and pie and ale in the Yorkshire moorland village where Emily Bronte wrote the classic novel Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte spent most of her short life in the moorland village of Haworth, where her Irish father was curate Bronte Parsonage Museum houses the table where she wrote wrenching love story … Read more

Glued to TVs All Creatures Great And Small? This is the year to enjoy Britain’s majestic moorland

Stretching your legs while enjoying plenty of fresh air and a hint of wilderness — there can be few finer options, in my view, than a trip to the moors.  And there are plenty of them — more than three million acres. Plus there’s a treat in store for nostalgia lovers now that a new … Read more