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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 523
 Date Entered 17/05/2012
 Updated on 17/05/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 16/05/2012
 Location Stainmore. Sleightholme Beck, The Trough and Trough Scars
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 96546 12094
 Altitude 332m
 Geology Deep ravine cut through Great Limestone by Sleightholme Beck. Lower woodlands below intake wall.
 Record Name Gilmonby CP. The Trough. Limestone woodland with yews.
 Record Description Species-rich woodland, both native and planted, within and on vertical limestone cliffs on both sides of the ravine cut by Sleghtholme Beck known as The Trough. The highlight of the woodland here are the fine cliff yews, and other native trees on the cliffs but also fine planted beech trees and a group of very tall silver firs which rise vertically for a height of 32m (110ft) from the stream side to be level with the top of the limestone cliffs.
 Geographical area Stainmore
 Species Yew
 Scientific Name Taxus baccata
 Image 1 ID 2879         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The Trough. Woodland and Sleightholme Beck.
 Image 2 ID 2877         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 2878         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Silver Firs by the stream. These trees are 32m (110ft) in height.
 Image 4 ID 2880         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 6 ID 2882         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 7 ID 2883         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 8 ID 2884         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 11 ID 2887
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 Image 12 ID 2888
 Image 12 Description Black spleenwort (Asplenium adiantum-nigrum) fern on roots of fallen beech.
 Image 13 ID 2889
 Image 13 Description Native oaks (Qu.robur) are co-dominant with yew and ash at the top edge of the limestone scar on the western side of the Trough.
 Image 14 ID 2890
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 Image 15 ID 2891
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 Image 16 Description View from the west side of the Trough across Trough Heads towards Seven Hills (Glacial moraine) with ash trees and large yew on cliff.
 Image 17 ID 2893
 Image 17 Description Early purple orchids (Orchis mascula) at Trough Heads.
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