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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***** 881
 Date Entered 21/07/2015
 Updated on 22/07/2015
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geographical Record
 Record Type General HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 20/07/2015
 Location Satron Moor
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SD 942 948
 Altitude 530m
 Geology Blanket peat over sandstones of Namurian Age.
 Record Name Satron Tarn. A small, shallow high moorland tarn on eroding blanket peat.
 Record Description This small peat tarn is the lonely haunt of gulls and geese whose remains litter the shoreline exposed during the summer drought. The peat exposed during low water conditions show a swarm of eroded sphagnum hummock structures once incorporated within the deep blanket peat. Some images of the moorland vegetation provided.
 Dimensions See photos
 Image 1 ID 6265         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Satron Tarn from the west.
 Image 2 ID 6269         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Remnants of sphagnum hummocks exposed at low water
 Image 3 ID 6267         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The eastern shoreline.
 Image 4 ID 6266         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Satron Tarn from the North with overflow pipe to limit erosion down stream during floods.
 Image 5 ID 6268         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Remnants of sphagnum hummocks exposed at low water
 Image 6 ID 6269         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Remnants of sphagnum hummocks exposed at low water
 Image 7 ID 6281         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Sphagnum rubellum on peat
 Image 8 ID 6272         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Sphagnum moss lines the shoreline.
 Image 9 ID 6274         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Gull rissole! Remains of a meal enjoyed by a Great Black Backed Gull, large pellet of feathers and bones of a small black headed gull.
 Image 10 ID 6275         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Remains of a black headed gull.
 Image 11 ID 6271         Click image to enlarge
 Image 11 Description The Tarn seen from the south with sphagnum mound in foreground.
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