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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 727
 Date Entered 11/05/2013
 Updated on 28/08/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 06/05/2013
 Location Walden. Fosse Gill Head Waterfall Ravine.
 Civil Parish Burton cum Walden
 Brit. National Grid SD 9706 7889
 Altitude 514m
 Geology Stream cut waterfall ravine through The Main Limestone
 Record Name Walden. Fosse Gill Head. Depleted limestone ashwood community in waterfall ravine.
 Record Description Depleted limestone ashwood community in ravine at 500m elevation. The only trees seen at this visit in early May 2013 were a solitary ash tree (at the local altitudinal limit for this tree) and several rowans including several very old examples. A further visit will be made in summer to record the vegetation and any further trees present.
 Dimensions See photos. Not yet surveyed.
 Geographical area Wensleydale
 Species Ash, a solitary example at its local altitudinal limit.
 Common / Notable Species Rowan. A further visit will be made in summer to record the vegetation and any further trees present.
 Additional Notes By comparison with the vegetation of limestone scars of Swaledale at similar aspect and high altitude, for example Oxnop Scar (SWAAG Record No 350) and Long Scar in Great Sleddale (SWAAG Record No 327 ) the ashwood communities here at Fosse Gill Head and the adjacent Raven Scar (SWAAG Record No 721 and ) are very depleted. A further visit will be made in summer to record the vegetation and any further trees present.
 Image 1 ID 4426         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Walden. Fosse Gill Head with ash tree and rowans. View from above the waterfall
 Image 2 ID 4427         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Walden. Fosse Gill Head with solitary ash tree above the waterfall. Late Spring.
 Image 3 ID 4428         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Walden. Fosse Gill Head with ancient multi stem rowan tree above the waterfall. Late Spring.
 Image 4 ID 4429         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Walden. Fosse Gill Head with solitary ash at 500m Elevation. Ancient cliff rowans the only other trees. Seen from above the waterfall
 Image 5 ID 4430         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Walden. Fosse Gill Head with solitary ash at 500m Elevation. Ancient cliff rowans the only other trees. Seen from above the waterfall
 Image 6 ID 4431         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Small falls on chert strata above the crinoid rich Main Limestone.
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