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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***** 370
 Date Entered 28/11/2011
 Updated on 03/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Hooker Mill Upper Scars
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 8943 9970
 Altitude 430m
 Geology Main Limestone
 Record Name MUK 139 Kisdon West. Hooker Mill, Upper Scar. Yews and Juniper
 Record Description Limestone ashwood on sheer south facing cliff and talus slope below with ash and occasional yew. Single isolated juniper, prostrate form at base of cliff. At 430m this is one of the highest limestone cliffs with yew in Swaledale. The altitudinal limit for yew is 470m at Purple Mountain (Wales? Ireland?) but the climate east of the Pennines is not so equable. (SD89439970 centre)
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Species Juniper, Yew
 Common / Notable Species Ash Vegetation not yet recorded
 Additional Notes Vegetation not yet recorded.
 Image 1 ID 731         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Kisdon Scar (Upper Main Limestone cliff) from the B6270 road. The lower,larch covered Hooker Mill Scar is formed by the Underset limestone and
 Image 2 ID 1488         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Kisdon Scar from the B6270 Road. Ashwood with scattered yews on the face of the cliff.
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