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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 327
 Date Entered 12/11/2011
 Updated on 12/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 02/07/2011
 Location Great Sleddale. Long Scar.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 827 989
 Altitude 500m
 Geology Main Limestone Cliff on line of major fault.
 Record Name MUK111 Great Sleddale. Long Scar.Limestone ashwood community.
 Record Description Type Site C. Relict limestone ashwood on north-west facing cliff with downy birch, hazel, bird cherry, sallow, rowan, raspberry and a well developed foield layer characteristic of limestone ashwood. (SD 827 989 Centre)
 Dimensions 500m in length
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Additional Notes This well vegetated cliff is one of several high elevation limestone cliffs in Swaledale each with a uniquely different relict limestone ashwood woodland community. This cliff is distinctive in having a fine and well developed field layer but with a restricted number of tree species, for example wych elm, ash, blackthorn, hawthorn, juniper and aspen are all absent. This cannot be explained by exposure, Long Scar is comparatively sheltered, alone since all the above tree species are present at Oxnop Scar which is also at 500mOD,facing due west and highly exposed.
 Image 1 ID 1219         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Great Sleddale Beck below Long Scar. The Main Limestone forms the bed of the Beck here.
 Image 2 ID 1220         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Long Scar, Lower Section of cliff.
 Image 3 ID 1221         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Long Scar. Rowan with mossy saxifrage.
 Image 4 ID 1222         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Long Scar Upper Section of the cliff.
 Image 5 ID 1223         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Fir clubmoss. Huperzia selago.
 Image 6 ID 1224         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Long Scar. Upper Section.
 Image 7 ID 1225         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description 
 Image 8 ID 1226         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description 
 Image 9 ID 1227         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description 
 Image 10 ID 1228         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Beech fern (Phegoteris connectilis) and Cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)
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