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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 376
 Date Entered 02/12/2011
 Updated on 05/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Muker Common. Lover Gill. Lower Fall and Ravine.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 8794 9632
 Altitude 430m
 Geology Main Limestone
 Record Name MUK145 Muker Common. Lover Gill. Junipers at Lower Fall and Ravine.
 Record Description Waterfall and ravine at lower end of Lover Gill with Junipers. Bird Cherry, rowan and hazel the only other trees. Species List compiled by Mrs Linda Robinson: 9. Buttertubs scars Lovergill lowest ravine, waterfall – SD87942.96326 Agrostis capillaris – Common Bent Asplenium trichomanes – Maidenhair Spleenwort Carex pilulifera – Pill Sedge Cerastium fontanum – Common Mouse-ear Chrysosplenium oppositifolium – Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage Cirsium arvense – Creeping Thistle Cirsium palustre – Marsh Thistle Cochlearia pyrenaica – Pyrenean Scurvy-grass Corylus avellana – Hazel Cystopteris fragilis – Brittle Bladder-fern Dryopteris affinis ssp borreri – Scaly Male-fern Dryopteris dilatata – Broad Buckler-fern Dryopteris filix-mas – Male Fern Epilobium brunnescens – New Zealand Willowherb Equisetum arvense – Field Horsetail Festuca ovina – Sheep’s Fescue Filipendula ulmaria – Meadow-sweet Galium sterneri – Limestone Bedstraw Geranium robertianum – Herb Robert Hieracium sp. – Hawkweed Juniperus communis ssp nana – Juniper (1 dead & 1 alive on cliff nr. bottom scar) Juniperus communis ssp nana – Juniper (3 overhanging waterfall) Leontodon hispidus - Rough Hawkbit Luzula pilosa – Hairy Wood-rush Montia fontana – Blinks Polypodium vulgare – Polypody Potentilla erecta – Tormentil Potentilla sterilis – Barren Strawberry Prunella vulgaris – Self-heal Prunus padus – Bird Cherry Ranunculus acris – Meadow Buttercup Solidago virgaurea – Goldenrod Sorbus aucuparia – Rowan Thymus polytrichus – Thyme Urtica dioica – Nettle Vaccinium myrtillus – Bilberry Vaccinium vitis-idaea – Cowberry Veronica officinalis – Heath Speedwell Viola riviniana – Common Dog Violet
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Species Junipers
 Common / Notable Species Bird cherry, rowan, hazel.
 Additional Notes At least one of the junipers here is recently dead and all the surviving junipers show distress. Lover Gill has a reduced woodland tree composition. Lead mine in the immediate vicinity.
 Image 1 ID 1530         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Junipers at waterfall with bird cherry and golden rod.
 Image 2 ID 1526         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Cliff Beck, Lover Gill and Lead Mine
 Image 3 ID 1527         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Juniper, alive but very distressed (Now dead) with Bird Cherry on face of cliff in ravine.
 Image 4 ID 1528         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Juniper, alive but very distressed on opposite side of ravine
 Image 5 ID 1529         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Juniper, alive but very distressed, detail
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