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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 480
 Date Entered 26/03/2012
 Updated on 27/03/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 08/03/2012
 Location Summerlodge Beck
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SD 964 956
 Altitude 353m
 Geology Main Limestone outcrop with caves. Incutting stream.
 Record Name Summerlodge Beck Head. Native limestone ashwood with alder pollards.
 Record Description Species rich limestone ashwood with alder pollards at spring flushes and occcasional surviving wych elm and solitary juniper on limestone cliffs. Much hazel coppice, sallows, old rowans and occasional bird cherry in ravine.
 Dimensions From SD 964 956, 350m to SD965 951, 410m
 Geographical area Mid Swaledale
 Species Alder pollads, juniper
 Common / Notable Species Ash,rowan, wych elm, sallows,hazel, downy birch,
 Additional Notes The uppermost reaches of Summerlodge beck, above the cave are almost treeless however ancient juniper, rowans survive at the highest waterfalls (these trees to be individually recorded seperately).
 Image 1 ID 2427         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Summer Lodge Beck view upstream towards cave.
 Image 2 ID 2428         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Alder pollard.
 Image 3 ID 2429         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Summer Lodge Beck view upstream towards cave.
 Image 4 ID 2426         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Ancient rowan on cliff.
 Image 5 ID 2430         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Alder coppice.
 Image 6 ID 2431         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Summer Lodge Beck view upstream towards cave.
 Image 7 ID 2432         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Falls with hazel.
 Image 8 ID 2433         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Cave of debouchure.
 Image 9 ID 2434         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Alder coppice.
 Image 10 ID 2435         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Calcareous flush with Salix sp.
 Image 11 ID 2436
 Image 11 Description Low cliff with Ash and Wych Elm
 Image 12 ID 2437
 Image 12 Description Low cliff dipping sharply to fault at beck with dead wych elm.
 Image 13 ID 2438
 Image 13 Description Rowan on cliff.
 Image 14 ID 2439
 Image 14 Description Isolated Juniper with hazel on cliff at Summer Lodge Beck Head.
 Image 15 ID 2440
 Image 15 Description Isolated Juniper, detail.
 Image 16 ID 2441
 Image 16 Description Rowan on cliff.
 Image 17 ID 2442
 Image 17 Description The Rowan with rootstock of long dead juniper.
 Image 18 ID 2443
 Image 18 Description Rowan detail.
 Image 19 ID 2444
 Image 19 Description Exposed root of the Rowan.
 Image 20 ID 2445
 Image 20 Description 
 Image 21 ID 2446
 Image 21 Description Alder and view upstream
 Image 22 ID 2447
 Image 22 Description Alder and view downstream.
 Image 23 ID 2448
 Image 23 Description Alder pollard 3.53m girth at SD96362 95587, 353m AOD.
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