Heather Burning

The second and final day of the Duke of Edinburgh Weekend today and I am sitting exhausted on the settee ready for a hot bath and an early bed!  Today's walking leg for the youngsters began at our overnight campsite at Nell Bank Centre in Ilkley and passed through the town and over the moor, finishing atop Pennythorne Hill on Baildon Moor mid afternoon.  It was a lovely day, crisp and just right for walking.  I hid in various spots amongst the bracken and heather to check that both groups made the right navigation decisions at crucial points and was very pleased to see they did.  After the second group had gone through I hung in about a quarter of a mile behind but, as we headed across the moor, I grew concerned that we seemed to be heading towards the smoke and accelerated after the youngsters.  Thankfully the heather burning was controlled by wardens and they had diverted our group around the area whilst also educating them about the reasons for the firing.  It made for spectacular blips!  Right, bathtime!

Looks quite good on the black background!

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