After several days of rain, the high moorlands in the Peak District are looking beautiful. The peat bogs which has been drying out are now wet and spongy again. Ling heather is just starting to come into flower, and bilberry bushes are starting to bear fruit. We have seen an unusually large number of young red grouse this week on Stanage Edge, Bamford Moor, and on Kinder Scout. We have also seen several Golden Plover, known as the ‘watchmen of the moors’.