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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***** 725
 Date Entered 10/05/2013
 Updated on 10/05/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 02/05/2013
 Location Wensleydale, Walden Head. Willy\'s Gill
 Civil Parish Burton cum Walden
 Brit. National Grid SD 9830 8092
 Altitude 380m
 Record Name Walden. Willy's Gill. The Waterfall Scar Relict limestone ash woodland community with aspen clones with
 Record Description This record is of the woodland which survives on the small outcrop of limestone on the east bank of Willy's Gill below the waterfall and directly below The Fairy Scar. This Scar is the lowest 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, aspen, sallows, hazel, bird cherry, rowan.
 Dimensions See photos
 Geographical area Wensleydale
 Species Aspen.
 Scientific Name Populus tremula
 Common / Notable Species Ash, Sallow (Salix spp), Rowan. Hazel. Note a further visit to this location will be made in summer to record the vegetation.
 Additional Notes The presence here of a cloned colony of aspen (Populus tremula) is of special interest since whereas aspens occur within hedgerows lower down in Wensleydale, this is the first record of aspen above 350m in Wensleydale. In contrast, aspens are recorded as present above 350m at many locations in Swaledale and often in association with juniper. Juniper was recorded by Percival at four locations in Wensleydale but none of these records has been recently confirmed.(Millward, 1988.Juniper is now probably absent from the entire Ure Catchment. Fossil juniper has however just now been recognised below thin blanket peat above Walden Head above Fossedale Gill at an elevation of 540m some 2km to the SW. Reference: Millward, D. 1988. 'A Flora of Wensleydale.' The Yoredale Natural History Society.
 Image 1 ID 4415         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Walden. Willy's Gill. The Waterfall Scar Relict limestone ash woodland community with aspen clones.
 Image 2 ID 4416         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The Falls with rowan and sallows.
 Image 3 ID 4417         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description 
 Image 4 ID 4418         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The Waterfall Scar Relict limestone ash woodland community with aspen clones.
 Image 5 ID 4419         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Ash tree, detail.
 Image 6 ID 4420         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Ash tree, detail.
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