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Viewing swaag.org 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***** 521
 Date Entered 13/05/2012
 Updated on 13/05/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 12/05/2012
 Location Stainmore. Sleightholme Beck. Bog Scar and othe Scars downstream to Trough Heads Scars at NY9648 1123
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 9565 1068
 Altitude 325m
 Geology The Little Limestone in stream at footbridge for the Pennine Way with Namurian sandstones and shales in cliffs, for details of the strata here, see Geology of the Country around Barnard Castle. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain.HMSO. 1976. pp44-6.
 Record Name Relict woodland with aspen clones on various Scars with Namurian strata at Sleightholme.
 Record Description The fragments of native woodland described here grow on various small cliffs or Scars in a state of constant erosion from the floods of Sleightholme Beck. Tree species recorded on these Scars include aspen, willows of several species,rowan, ash (occasional). The abruptly faulted strata influences the nature of the woodland composition here. Further visit required to record plant lists.
 Dimensions See photos.
 Geographical area Stainmore
 Image 1 ID 2856         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Stainmore. Sleightholme Beck, view upstream towards Bog Scar.Tan Hill in far distance.
 Image 2 ID 2859         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Willows by the stream. Downy birch and rowan on the top of the Scar.
 Image 3 ID 2858         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Ash tree, downy birch and rowan on the top of the Scar.
 Image 4 ID 2857         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description View downstream to Scar with aspen, birch, sallows and rowan.
 Image 5 ID 2860         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Scar with aspen, birch, sallows and rowan.
 Image 6 ID 2861         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Scar with aspen, birch, sallows and rowan.
 Image 7 ID 2862         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Scar with aspen, birch, sallows and rowan.
 Image 8 ID 2863         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Scar with aspen, birch, sallows and rowan.
 
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