There are orchids with spotted leaves - presumably Common Spotted Orchid, on the wet flush at the far end of the tarn. Growing amongst them is Bog Asphodel, a flower which reminds me of the first trips I made to Scotland, armed with a sketchbook. It has 6-pointed star-like golden yellow flowers. It is a member of the lily family. It's species name ossifragum, means bone breaking, from the belief that cattle and sheep that ate it would develop brittle bones. As bogs are acidic places and low in calcium, there's probably some truth in that.
Too soon, it's time to head back for West Yorkshire. Not many hold-ups on the way back until we're coming into Gargrave and the car in front suddenly stops. A female Mallard is leading three ducklings across the road.