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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***** 324
 Date Entered 11/11/2011
 Updated on 05/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Little Sleddale, Ravine below Lower Falls
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 832 020
 Altitude 420m
 Geology Namurian sandstones.
 Record Name MUK108 Birkdale Common. Little Sleddale, Ravine below Lower FallsType A Locality with Aspen clones.
 Record Description Type A* Acidic vegetation on sandstone outcrop, top of ravine. East facing. Aspen (stunted clones), Rowan. See LR Species List (To follow).
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Species Aspen
 Scientific Name Populus tremula
 Common / Notable Species Juniper, Aspen.
 Additional Notes This site is typical of the restricted tree species present on sandstone.
 Image 1 ID 1200         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Little Sleddale. Lower ravine.
 Image 2 ID 1201         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The sandstone cliff with stunted aspens.
 Image 3 ID 1202         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Detail of aspen.
 Image 4 ID 1203         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Little Sleddale. Lower falls. Thin fossiferous limestone with undercut shales.
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