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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***** 309
 Date Entered 04/11/2011
 Updated on 04/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 16/11/2011
 Location Wensleydale.Coverdale. Waterfall below Great Hunter\'s Stone Bank.
 Civil Parish Carlton Highdale
 Brit. National Grid SD 9995 7771
 Altitude 370m
 Geology Waterfall ravine cut through the Main Limestone. The softer shale strata below main limestone are undercut at the falls, see photos.
 Record Name Wensleydale. Carlton Highdale CP. Relict woodland at waterfall.
 Record Description Limestone ashwood on limestone cliffs and scree at small ravine above the falls,below a fine unnamed waterfall with on the very long north facing limestone cliff below the falls. Several fine cliff trees of different species present here including Wych Elm, Ash Bird Cherry, Downy Birch,Hazel, Sallows and other Willow sp, Hawthorn. Unlike Swaledale where yew would be present at this altitude, yew is absent from this location. Juniper is entirely absent from the Limestone Scars of Wensleydale today and native yews ar extremely rare in the Ure Catchment.(SD99957771 Centre)
 Dimensions See photographs
 Geographical area Wensleydale
 Additional Notes This record is one of several localities recorded in the Ure Catchment intended to provide comparison with similar localities at similar elevation in Swaledale. For example in comparison with the similar cliff in Upper Swaledale at East Stonesdale in Muker Parish where Yew and Juniper are both present.
 Image 1 ID 1157         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The falls from below with ash and bird cherry present on the cliffs.
 Image 2 ID 1158         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The falls
 Image 3 ID 1159         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Sallows above the falls.
 Image 4 ID 1160         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Ash at top of cliff.
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