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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 171
 Date Entered 27/03/2011
 Updated on 04/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Arkengarthdale. Hungry Hushes.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 98380 02948
 Altitude 519m
 Geology Low scar a remnant of undisturbed strata of The Main Limestone or Chert Series above the hush.
 Record Name Isolated rowan tree and solitary juniper bush at Hungry Hush.
 Record Description Rowan (one tree) and juniper (one bush) which grow on the face of a low north-westerly facing cliff in the most exposed location above the Hungry Hushes Mining Ground at an altitude of 519m AOD. The rowan is visible on the skyline from the roadside at Eskeleth. The juniper cannot be seen until close by the site. These two trees were first reported to me by Mrs Jocelyn Campbell. The rowan is large and ancient, the juniper is a lone final survivor of a species once widespread and presumably present in Swaledale since the Final Post Glacial Period, some 10,000 years ago when prostrate juniper,dwarf birch, birch, aspen and shrub willows were the first colonising trees following retreat of the ice.
 Dimensions See photos
 Geographical area Swaledale North Bank Catchment
 Additional Notes Two isolated junipers have been recorded in the ravine at the top of Little Punchard Gill (one of these bushes is now dead. A further solitary juniper grows on the face of the cliff at Fell End, and this bush appeared to be in poor health with browned foliage when last seen. Onc gone these solitary junipers are lost forever and there is little prospect of regeneration when numers at a location are so low.
 Image 1 ID 521         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Rowan and juniper at 519m AOD. Hungry Hushes.
 Image 2 ID 522         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Isolated Juniper, prostrate form. Hungry Hushes. 519mAOD.
 Image 3 ID 523         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Isolated Juniper, prostrate form. Hungry Hushes. 519mAOD.
 Image 4 ID 524         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Isolated Juniper, prostrate form. Hungry Hushes. 519mAOD.
 Image 5 ID 525         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 6 ID 526         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 7 ID 527         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 8 ID 528         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 9 ID 529         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description View across Stainmore from Hungry Hushes
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