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SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 372
 Date Entered 01/12/2011
 Updated on 05/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 10/06/2011
 Location Muker Common. Cliff Beck. Southern (Upper waterfalls) Scar.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 8775 9641
 Altitude 420m
 Geology Low cliff formed by the Main Limestone, springs rise from sandstone strata below the cliff. From SD87759641 to SD87839660
 Record Name MUK142 Muker Common. Cliff Beck. Upper Waterfalls Scar. Scattered junipers and relict woodland.
 Record Description Well vegetated cliffs (Scars) located on the west bank and at the top of the ravine above the uppermost reaches of Cliff Beck below the Buttertubs. The uppermost Scar (LR Site 2, see species list below in the Additional Notes) has just rowan and juniper but the lower scar (LR Site 3) has a more varied Limestone Ashwood community with ash,bird cherry, hazel,occasional juniper and wych elm at the altitudinal limit for this tree in Swaledale. The junipers all show signs of distress, probably from the effects of rabbit damage. See the photo of a distressed juniper at SD 87589 96174. 442m. Buttertubs Scars…. LR Site 3 Middle Scar, Cliff Beck (3rd stop) Agrostis capillaris Arabidopsis thaliana Arabis hirsuta Asplenium ruta-muraria Asplenium trichomanes Asplenium viride Avenula pubescens Bellis perennis Brachypodium sylvaticum Briza media Cardamine pratensis Carex caryophyllea Carex pulicaris Centaurea nigra Cerastium fontanum Chrysosplenium oppositifolium Cirsium palustre Cirsium vulgare Corylus avellana Crataegus monogyna Cystopteris fragilis Dactylis glomerata Deschampsia cespitosa Festuca ovina Festuca rubra Fragaria vesca Fraxinus excelsior Galium sterneri Geranium robertianum Hedera helix Helianthemum nummularium Heracleum sphondylium Hieracium agg. Holcus lanatus Juniperus communis ssp nana Melica nutans Mercurialis perennis Oxalis acetosella Plantago lanceolata Plantago media Poa annua Polystichum aculeatum Potentilla sterilis Primula vulgaris Prunella vulgaris Prunus padus Rosa mollis agg. Scabiosa columbaria Senecio jacobaea Taraxacum agg. Teucrium scorodonia Thymus polytrichus Ulmus glabra Urtica dioica Valeriana officinalis Veronica arvensis Veronica chamaedrys Veronica officinalis Veronica serpyllifolia Viola riviniana
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Species Juniper
 Common / Notable Species See LR Species list above.
 Additional Notes Species lists compiled by Mrs Linda Robinson: Buttertubs/Cliff Beck Scars Site 2 Upper Waterfall Scar, see photo 1501 (2nd stop) Anthoxanthum odoratum Arabis hirsuta Asplenium trichomanes Asplenium viride Bellis perennis Briza media Carex caryophyllea Carex flacca Cerastium fontanum Chamerion angustifolium Cirsium palustre Cirsium vulgare Cystopteris fragilis Dactylis glomerata Deschampsia cespitosa Epilobium brunnescens Festuca ovina Festuca rubra Fragaria vesca Galium sterneri Geranium robertianum Hieracium sp. Hypericum pulchrum Juniperus communis ssp nana Leontodon hispidus Linum catharticum Nardus stricta Oxalis acetosella Plantago lanceolata Polystichum aculeatum Potentilla erecta Potentilla sterilis Ranunculus repens Saxifraga hypnoides Scabiosa columbaria Senecio jacobaea Sorbus aucuparia Taraxacum agg. Thymus polytrichus Trifolium repens Urtica dioica Veronica chamaedrys Veronica officinalis Veronica serpyllifolia Viola riviniana
 Image 1 ID 1499         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Junipers on low cliff at waterfall. Cliff Beck
 Image 2 ID 1500         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description 
 Image 3 ID 1501         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Waterfall Scar with juniper and rowan the only trees here
 Image 4 ID 1502         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 1503         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Juniper at SD 87589 96174. 442m Cliff Beck showing distress
 Image 6 ID 1504         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Juniper at SD 87589 96174. 442m Cliff Beck showing distress
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