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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 730
 Date Entered 09/06/2013
 Updated on 09/06/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 07/06/2013
 Location Little Punchard Gill. Upper Ravine. From NY9596 0364 to NY9590 0351
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NY 9593 0358
 Altitude 460-480m
 Geology Stream cut ravine through faulted Main Limestone.
 Record Name Little Punchard Gill. Upper Ravine. Relict limestone ash woodland with wych elms,bird cherry and isolated junipers.
 Record Description This species rich fragment of limestone woodland survives at the local altitudinal limit for wych elm and ash. Two isolated cliff junipers (one of which is the prostrate sub species, J.communis ssp. nana)were recorded two years ago. One of these has since died. Trees present here include a very old and large self coppiced cliff ash, wych elms,rowans large bird cherries, sallow, isolated birch, downy rose. Surprisingly hazel is absent. Isolated colonies of the beech fern (Phegopteris connectilis) and oak fern(Gymnopcarpium dryopteris)were recorded. Ground flora included Galium sterneri, Myasotis silvestris, Epilobium Montana, Moschatel, Luzula silvatica, Blechnum spicant, Cystopteris fragilis, Asplenium trichomanes, Gymnocarpium dryopteris and Phegopteris connectilis..
 Dimensions See photofile.
 Geographical area Swaledale North Bank Catchment
 Species Wych elm,ash, bird cherry,rowan,sallow, juniper
 Common / Notable Species List of vegetation to follow.
 Additional Notes A more complete list of the vegetation here was recorded by Mrs Linda Robinson for BSBI Records.
 Image 1 ID 4463         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Little Punchard Gill from Great Punchard.
 Image 2 ID 4464         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description View downstream from the Upper Ravine towards Little Punchard Mine Shop
 Image 3 ID 4465         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description View upstream into the Upper Ravine
 Image 4 ID 4466         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Approaching the Upper Ravine
 Image 5 ID 4467         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The Upper Ravine with Wych Elms, Bird Cherries, Ash and Rowans
 Image 6 ID 4468         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description The Upper Ravine with Wych Elms, Bird Cherries, Ash and Rowans
 Image 7 ID 4469         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description The Upper Ravine with Wych Elms, Bird Cherries, Ash and Rowans
 Image 8 ID 4470         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description The Upper Ravine with Wych Elms, Bird Cherries, Ash and Rowans
 Image 9 ID 4471         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description The Upper Ravine with Wych Elms, Bird Cherries, Ash and Rowans
 Image 10 ID 4472         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description The Upper Ravine, Moschatel.
 Image 11 ID 4473
 Image 11 Description View down the ravine
 Image 12 ID 4474
 Image 12 Description View down the ravine
 Image 13 ID 4475
 Image 13 Description View down the ravine with rowan
 Image 14 ID 4476
 Image 14 Description View from top of ravine.
 Image 15 ID 4480
 Image 15 Description Beech fern unfolding
 Image 16 ID 4477
 Image 16 Description Beech fern , detail.
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