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Viewing swaag.org website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 333
 Date Entered 15/11/2011
 Updated on 15/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Whitsundale Beck. West facing cliff at stream level.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 8675 0196
 Altitude 358m
 Geology Namurian cherts, sandstones and shales
 Record Name MUK117 Whitsundale Beck. The Juniper Scar with solitary aspen.
 Record Description Site Type A. Acidic vegetation with Juniper scrub (>20 bushes) and solitary mature aspen tree on small streamside cliff. Some regeneration of the juniper here is evident despite absence of fencing. Other tree species present include downy birch and rowan. See LR Plant List.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Common / Notable Species Juniper scrub and aspen.
 Additional Notes This is a small patch of dense juniper scrub which survives despite absence of any protection. Several very small junipers seen indicating that natural regeneration is taking place here. Several ancient junipers grow on the cliff.
 Image 1 ID 1271         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Whitsundale Beck. The Juniper Scar viewed from upstream.
 Image 2 ID 1272         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Juniper scrub with aspen and birch.
 Image 3 ID 1273         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Whitsundale Beck, The Juniper Scar viewed from below.
 Image 4 ID 1274         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Mature juniper bush at top of cliff.
 Image 5 ID 1275         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Detail of the trunk of same bush.
 Image 6 ID 1276         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 7 ID 1277         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 8 ID 1278         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 9 ID 1279         Click image to enlarge
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