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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 693
 Date Entered 07/03/2013
 Updated on 07/03/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Description The woodland and fine cliff trees within Shaw Beck will be detailed in a seperate record. It is not advised that anyone should climb up the steep and rocky slopes to view the cliff trees at close hand as the cliffs on both sides of Shaw Gill are dangerous, pathless and unstable.
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 27/02/2013
 Location Woodland within Shaw Gill and on the banks of Padley Beck
 Civil Parish Marrick
 Brit. National Grid 
 Altitude 250-275m
 Geology Stream cut ravine through Richmond Chert and the Main Limestone.
 Record Name Woodland on the banks of Padley Beck and at the junction with Shaw Gill and as seen in winter from the track from Washfold down to Helwith.
 Record Description Relict species -rich limestone ashwood with many fine old ash trees including old coppiced ash, aspen clones at one location,occasional wych elms which are now mostly dead but with some regeneration, coppiced hazel, bird cherry thickets, holly and very fine ancient cliff yews. The relict hedgerows to the Prys Farm Pastures include old ash and rowan pollards, crab apple, blackthorn and hawthorn.
 Dimensions See photos
 Image 1 ID 4108         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description View across Padley Beck, Shaw Beck and Shaw Tongue to Holgate How from Prys Farm road end.
 Image 2 ID 4106         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Ash tree at startpoint for the walk. Parking area opposite the Green Dragon Pub, of blessed memory. Now longsince closed and a private house.
 Image 3 ID 4107         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Bird cherry by Padley Beck at the starting point car parking area.
 Image 4 ID 4109         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Hurst to Washfold roadside. Afine ash tree with sycamore and larch also.
 Image 5 ID 4110         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Ruined farmer -miner's cottage on the track through Padley Beck Gill.
 Image 6 ID 4111         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Fine ash tree by the ruined cottage.
 Image 7 ID 4112         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Fine ash tree by the ruined cottage.
 Image 8 ID 4113         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Fine ash tree by the ruined cottage.
 Image 9 ID 4114         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Privvy at the end of the garth to the ruined cottage,a long way to the loo on A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT!
 Image 10 ID 4115         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description The cottage, detail.
 Image 11 ID 4116
 Image 11 Description Aspens at the top edge of woodland. Padley Beck.
 Image 12 ID 4117
 Image 12 Description Aspens at the top edge of woodland. Padley Beck.
 Image 13 ID 4118
 Image 13 Description Ruined hoghouse,in pasture at the top edge of woodland, with aspen grove. Padley Beck.
 Image 14 ID 4119
 Image 14 Description Ancient rowan close to track from Helwith at meeting with track through Padley Beck
 Image 15 ID 4120
 Image 15 Description The ancient rowan, detail.
 Image 16 ID 4121
 Image 16 Description Old ash coppiced trees on track to Prys Farm above Padley Beck.
 Image 17 ID 4122
 Image 17 Description Old ash coppiced trees on track to Prys Farm above Padley Beck. Detail.
 Image 18 ID 4123
 Image 18 Description Bird cherry and crab apple in pasture by the Prys Shaft Lead Mine
 Image 19 ID 4124
 Image 19 Description Ancient rowan pollard in relict hedgerow.
 Image 20 ID 4125
 Image 20 Description The bird cherry near Prys Shaft. This will be a mass of white blossom in late spring.
 Image 21 ID 4126
 Image 21 Description Old ash pollards in relict hedgerows.
 Image 22 ID 4127
 Image 22 Description A fine cliff yew with ash woodland above Shaw Beck at the confluence with Padley Beck
 Image 23 ID 4128
 Image 23 Description Shaw Beck Gill, view down to the Prys Level Lead Mine Shop. Cliff yews with fine ash trees on both sides of the Gill.
 Image 24 ID 4129
 Image 24 Description The Shaw Gill Yew, on low cliff formed from the Richmond Chert, with ash coppice.
 Image 25 ID 4130
 Image 25 Description Shaw Gill, south side. ash and yews on cliff.
 Image 26 ID 4131
 Image 26 Description A fine Ash tree on this cliff, detail.
 Image 27 ID 4134
 Image 27 Description The Shaw Beck Yew
 Image 28 ID 4133
 Image 28 Description The Shaw Beck Yew detail
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