Whortleberries, also known as bilberries, grow in hedge rows in the summer months. They seem to have a narrow window for picking as the locals and tourists, or grockles as they are locally known, pick them when they are out and if they have not picked them all the birds will have had the rest before autumn has had a chance to approach.
Get them before the grockles do…
They are a beautiful little berry, smaller than a blueberry and with a taste similar to a blackberry and a blueberry combined but with a more intense flavour than a blueberry.
It is a berry of many names, apart from whortleberry and bilberry they can go by blueberry, heidelberry, huckleberry, hurtleberry & wimberry and locally referred to as worts or urts.