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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***** 723
 Date Entered 05/05/2013
 Updated on 05/05/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 03/05/2013
 Location Walden Head. Willy\'s Gill. The Fairy Scar.
 Civil Parish Burton cum Walden
 Brit. National Grid SD 9810 8097
 Altitude 430m
 Geology Underset Limestone exposed as a cliff with large slumped stack and scree talus slope below.
 Record Name Walden Head. Willy's Gill. The Fairy Scar. Relict Limestone Ashwood community.
 Record Description This record is of the woodland which survives on the limestone cliff known as The Fairy Scar on the eastern side of Willy's Gill. This Scar is the middle of three scars at different elevations on the est side of Willy's Gill. Trees as seen from the opposite side of the Gill include: ash, wych elm visible as dead fallen trunks, sallows, hazel, bird cherry, rowan, ivy. Hawthorn, blackthorn and downy rose may be present.
 Dimensions See photos.
 Geographical area Wensleydale
 Species Ash
 Common / Notable Species See above
 Additional Notes In contrast to the wealth of cliff yews and the widely distributed juniper on the limestone scars of Swaledale at similar elevation, yew and juniper are absent from this scar as elsewhere in Wensleydale where yew is recorded only at one cliff location.
 Image 1 ID 4402         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Willy's Gill. The Fairy Scar and slumped cliff stack seen from the west.
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 Image 6 Description The Fairy Scar- upper scar and Falls Scar-lower scar seen from opposite side of the Gill.
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 Image 10 ID 4403         Click image to enlarge
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