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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 434
 Date Entered 23/01/2012
 Updated on 23/01/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Flower / Plant Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Army Range
 Location Oncolite rich spring flushes and streams with rich flora. SE089 936. Close to eastern edge of New Range Footprint. !
 Civil Parish Preston Under Scar
 Brit. National Grid SE 08924 93602
 Altitude 310m
 Geology Highly calcareous oncoid rich springs rising from Namurian Strata below morainic hills.
 Record Name Bellerby Moor. Oncolite rich spring flushes south of Black Beck Gill, at interfluve between Swale and Ure
 Record Description Very large calcareous flush and braided streams whose beds are formed by massed oncoids, with Primula farinosa, see photos. Oncolite rich flushes similar to this on Thornton Rust Moor (SSSI) are associated with abundant Birds-eye primrose (Primula farinosa). Least club moss, (Seliginella selaginoides). A similar rich flush flora is also likely also to be present here. Vegetation not yet recorded.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Geographical area Wensleydale
 Species Birds-eye primrose. (Primula farinosa).
 Image 1 ID 296         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Oncolites in stream south of Black Beck Gill.
 Image 2 ID 2131         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Oncolite streams south of Black Beck Gill. Black Beck flows east to Walburn, then northward as Gill Beck to , this spring stream has been enlarged as a land drain but is recovering.
 Image 3 ID 2132         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Spring rise south of Black Beck. This spring is a source of the small stream which runs into Park Gill and hence to the Ure.
 Image 4 ID 851         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Primula farinosa, Thornton Rust Moor
 Image 5 ID 854         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Primula farinosa, Thornton Rust Moor
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