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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 412
 Date Entered 04/01/2012
 Updated on 05/01/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 02/08/2010
 Location Newsham High Moor
 Civil Parish Newsham
 Brit. National Grid NZ 053 060
 Altitude 350m
 Geology Stream cut dry valley. The Main Limestone, which supports a varied woodland flora in contrast to that of the overlying Richmond Chert Strata on the Arndale Sheepfold Scar (see Record 1411) is exposed in the stream bed and as low cliffs by the stream.
 Record Name Arndale Beck Lower Ravine. Wych elm dominant woodland.
 Record Description Small ravine at the bottom of Arndale Gill just 400m above the confluence of Arndale Beck with Kexwith Beck at Arndale Hole. This stream bed is dry except during flood.
 Dimensions See photos
 Geographical area Swaledale North Bank Catchment
 Species Wych elm, yew.
 Common / Notable Species Yew (Single young yew at uppermost of these streamside scars), wych elm, hazel, rowan, blackthorn, hawthorn.
 Image 1 ID 1919         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Arngill, viewed from Arngill Hole upstream towards the Sheepfold Scar.
 Image 2 ID 1920         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Arngill, the Lower Ravine with rowan and wych elm
 Image 3 ID 1921         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Ditto, from above.
 Image 4 ID 1922         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Arngill. The dry stream bed with rowan and wych elm.
 Image 5 ID 1923         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Wych elms, a refuge remote from Dutch Elm disease.
 Image 6 ID 1924         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Arngill with hazel and wych elm.
 Image 7 ID 1925         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Rowan, hazel and wych elm.
 Image 8 ID 1926         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Arngill. View downstream towards Kexwith Beck and Arndale Hole.
 Image 9 ID 1927         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Arngill. View upstream with ancient rowan.
 Image 10 ID 1928         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Ancient rowan with rose sp.
 Image 11 ID 1929
 Image 11 Description Blackthorn on the scar above the stream.
 Image 12 ID 1930
 Image 12 Description Debris from flooding. Wych elm.
 Image 13 ID 1931
 Image 13 Description Small isolated yew on outcrop of chert strata higher upstream. This young yew illustrates that recent regeneration is possible.
 Image 14 ID 1932
 Image 14 Description Isolated small yew on outcrop of chert strata higher upstream.
 Image 15 ID 1933
 Image 15 Description Isolated small yew on outcrop of chert strata higher upstream. Detail.
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