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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 728
 Date Entered 11/05/2013
 Updated on 11/05/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 06/05/2013
 Location Walden Head. Raven Scar. The Upper Main Limestone Scar.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid SD 9771 7845
 Altitude 488m
 Geology The Main Limestone with underlying sandstone strata exposed below. See also SWAAG Record 721
 Record Name Walden Head. Raven Scar. The Upper Main Limestone Scar. Depleted limestone woodland on scar
 Record Description Sheer inaccessible limestone cliff facing North West, well vegetated at top edge and with many well vegetated cliff ledges and relict depleted limestone woodland with many rowans, sallow and, bird cherry the only trees seen. A further visit will be made later in the season to record the vegetation on the cliff ledges and on the scree below the Scar.
 Dimensions See photos
 Geographical area Wensleydale
 Species Bird cherry.
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species Rowan,Sallow, Hazel
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes 
 Image 1 ID 4432         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Raven Scar from below.
 Image 2 ID 4433         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Raven Scar from Deepdale above Walden Head.
 Image 3 ID 4434         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Raven Scar. Upper section of Scar with Bird cherry, rowan, sallows and hazel the only trees.
 Image 4 ID 4435         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Raven Scar. Upper section of Scar with Bird cherry, rowan, sallows and hazel the only trees.
 Image 5 ID 4436         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Hazel on cliff ledge at 480m. This is the local altitudinal limit for hazel.
 Image 6 ID 4437         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description A rich flora on the cliff ledges remains to be recorded.
 Image 7 ID 4438         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Bird cherry on the top edge of the cliff.
 Image 8 ID 4439         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Sallows at the top edge of the cliff.
 Image 9 ID 4440         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Sallows.
 Image 10 ID 4441         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description A fine Rowan, representative of the many rowans on this cliff.
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