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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie F,S,A,

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 764
 Date Entered 23/10/2013
 Updated on 27/10/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geographical Record
 Record Type General HER
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 27/06/2011
 Location Whitsundale, Hoods Bottom Beck and Falls
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 866 047
 Altitude 450m-500m
 Geology Namurian sandstones and shales.
 Record Name A photofile of the Graining Scar Waterfalls and relict woodland by Hoods Bottom Beck, Whitsundale.
 Record Description This is a general photographic portrait of the general scenery at Hoods Bottom Beck to supplement the previous records of the geology, woodland and trees.
 Dimensions N/A see photos
 Geographical area 
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes If there are is a path on either side of the meandering Hoods Bottom Beck, I have been unable to find it. This walk is quite rough and not to be undertaken lightly as it is necessary to cross and re-cross the stream to avoid small cliffs. This will be impossible when, after rain, the water level is high. Who Hood was, and the importance of his Bottom, I have no idea but the three waterfalls at the head of the valley about one mile ustream of Ravenseat Farm are surely among the most attractive in Swaledale.
 Image 1 ID 4791         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The lower falls on Graining Scars, Hoods Bottom Beck
 Image 2 ID 4796         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The upper falls on Graining Scars at the head of Hoods Bottom Beck.
 Image 3 ID 4793         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The lower falls with aspen clones and sallows.
 Image 4 ID 4792         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Jenny Whalley Force above Ravenseat Farm. Graining Scars in the distance.
 Image 5 ID 4794         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The lower falls with aspens.
 Image 6 ID 4795         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description The falls.
 Image 7 ID 4798         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description The falls seen from directly below
 Image 8 ID 4799         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Junipers on a small black shale cliff by Hoods Bottom Beck 100m below the falls.
 Image 9 ID 4800         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Sheepwash fold on meandering Hoods Bottom Beck
 Image 10 ID 4801         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description The way back to Ravenseat Farm, tea and scones.
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