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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 378
 Date Entered 03/12/2011
 Updated on 03/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 17/06/2011
 Location Muker Common. Lover Gill Upper Ravine.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 8813 9632
 Altitude 430m to 510m
 Geology Main Limestone, stream cut ravine.
 Record Name MUK146 Lover Gill Upper Ravine. Depleted limestone woodland in ravine.
 Record Description Small ravine with relict species poor woodland, bird cherry, rowan and sallow the only trees present.Possibly depleted due to proximity to lead mine operations (See also Record Nos ).
(SD88139632 down to SD87949632)
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Species Bird Cherry, Rowan and Sallow (S.caprea) the only tree species present.
 Common / Notable Species See Species List above.
 Additional Notes Species list compiled by Mrs Linda Robinson 7.Lovergill upper scars (Main limestone) – SD88156.96162 - Agrostis capillaris – Common Bent Anthoxanthum odoratum – Sweet Vernal-grass Anthriscus sylvestris – Cow Parsley Asplenium trichomanes – Maidenhair Spleenwort Asplenium viride – Green Spleenwort Carex caryophyllea – Spring Sedge Cerastium fontanum – Common Mouse-ear Chrysosplenium oppositifolium – Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage Cirsium palustre – Marsh Thistle Cirsium vulgare – Spear Thistle Cystopteris fragilis – Brittle Bladder Fern Deschampsia cespitosa – Tufted Hair-grass Dryopteris filix-mas – Male Fern Epilobium brunnescens – New Zealand Willowherb Epilobium montanum – Broad-leaved Willowherb Festuca ovina – Sheep’s Fescue Festuca rubra – Red Fescue Fragaria vesca - Strawberry Galium saxatile – Heath Bedstraw Galium sterneri – Limestone Bedstraw Geranium robertianum – Herb Robert Heracleum sphondylium - Hogweed Hieracium sp. - Hawkweed Juncus squarrosus – Heath Rush Linum catharticum – Fairy Flax Luzula campestris – Field Wood-rush Montia fontana - Blinks Oxalis acetosella – Wood Sorrel Polypodium vulgare - Polypody Potentilla sterilis – Barren Strawberry Prunus padus – Bird Cherry Ranunculus acris – Meadow Buttercup Salix caprea – Goat Willow Saxifraga hypnoides – Mossy Saxifrage Sesleria caerulea – Blue Moor-grass Solidago virgaurea - Goldenrod Sorbus aucuparia - Rowan Stellaria alsine – Bog Stitchwort Taraxacum agg. - Dandelion Thymus polytrichus – Thyme Trifolium repens – White Clover Urtica dioica - Nettle Valeriana officinalis - Valerian Veronica officinalis – Heath Speedwell Veronica serpyllifolia – Thyme-leaved Speedwell Viola lutea – Mountain Pansy Viola riviniana – Common Dog Violet
 Image 1 ID 1535         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Bird cherry (Prunus padus) is dominant on the cliffs.
 Image 2 ID 1536         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Ancient rowans grow on the top edge of the ravine.
 Image 3 ID 1537         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 ID 1538         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 1539         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The dry ravine and spring rising below the cliff.
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