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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 886
 Date Entered 02/08/2015
 Updated on 02/08/2015
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 29/07/2015
 Location Orgate Falls and images of the alders which line the banks of Marske Beck upstream of the ancient arched bridge below Telfit Farm
 Civil Parish Marske
 Brit. National Grid 
 Geology Waterfall formed from hard strata of The Middle Limestone series.
 Record Name Orgate Falls, the old arched bridge below Telfit Farm and riverside alders upstream of the Bridge
 Record Description The alders which line the banks of Marske Beck can be viewed at the fine waterfall below Orgate Farm and, by walking on the right of way which passes below Orgate Farm for a distance of 1km further upstream, fine riverside alders and a small alder wood can be seen upstream of the old arched packhorse bridge below Telfit Farm.
 Dimensions See photos
 Additional Notes Orgate Falls are well hidden by riverside alders and gorse which line the eastern bank of Marske Beck but can be visited from the access road to Orgate Farm by means of a short path on the west bank of the Beck.
 Image 1 ID 6366         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Falls on Marske Beck after rain at Orgate.
 Image 2 ID 6367         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Detail of the Falls
 Image 3 ID 6368         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Detail of the Falls
 Image 4 ID 6369         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Detail of the Falls
 Image 5 ID 6370         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Pack horse bridge near Telfit Farm.
 Image 6 ID 6371         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Pack horse bridge near Telfit Farm.
 Image 7 ID 6372         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Riverside alders and alder woodland enhance the landscape upstream from the Bridge.
 Image 8 ID 6374         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description The alders appear timeless but are at severe risk of being cut off and washed out from the increasingly frequent high floods
 Image 9 ID 6373         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description The root system of this fine alder has been exposed by flood water and the tree is at risk of washing out during the next flood.
 Image 10 ID 6377         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Fallen ash and the skeletal remnant of an ancient riverside alder .
 Image 11 ID 6376
 Image 11 Description Alder woodland, with ancient coppiced alders, on the boundary with the Army Range.
 Image 12 ID 6375
 Image 12 Description Remnant of a wych elm, long dead from the elm beetle fungal pathogen. Wych elms and ash, now vulnerable to die back, are two other tree species which grow on the banks of dale becks.
 Image 13 ID 6379
 Image 13 Description Very delicate fungus found in woodland below the alders
 Image 14 ID 6380
 Image 14 Description Can anyone identify this small fungus?
 Image 15 ID 6378
 Image 15 Description 
 Image 16 ID 6381
 Image 16 Description Hope for the future! Young shoots spring from the root system of riverside alders which have washed out.
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