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moorland

  • n  open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss

  • And beyond the intimate, granite-clad harbors with their pubs, tea gardens and lighthouses, Neolithic settlements are scattered along the luscious Gulf Stream-fed moorland, ripe .
  • From the window of the moorland house a face watches them menacingly.
  • In the moorland town of Macclesfield, Housewife Hannah Wright was out of control.
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  • Adam Smith in Telegraph.co.uk
    Dr Smith said: "Thousands of hectares of heather moorland are affected and it has an impact on grouse numbers. Around 80 per cent of grouse chick diet is heather and they need the juicy, succulent green tips of the plant. If that is being munched...
  • Greg Mulholland in Wharfedale and Airedale Observer
    Mr Mulholland, who has raised the issue with Leeds City Council's highways department, said: "When you turn into Moorland Road, the speed limit immediately becomes 60 mph which, considering there are houses there, is absolutely ludicrous. This is a...
  • Carwyn Jones in ic Wales
    This is a modern hill farm, which is conserving its threatened moorland bird populations as well as being commercially viable,says Carwyn Jones. "This case study tells the story of how what many believed was impossible has been achieved."

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