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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 308
 Date Entered 04/11/2011
 Updated on 21/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Little Sleddale Beck. Falls below Sheepfold.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 8307 0174
 Altitude 435m
 Geology Sandstones and mudstones above the Crow Limestone.
 Record Name MUK106 Muker CP. Upper Falls (below sheepfold). Isolated juniper.
 Record Description TCL Site Gazetteeer Reference MUK106. Upper Waterfall, below sheepfold. NY83070174, 435m. Single isolated juniper overhanging the river at top edge of this small cliff formed from Namurian sandstone strata. The presence of juniper indicates some enrichment, possibly from the Faraday House Marine Band. The only other trees present here are rowan. Further visit required to complile Plant List. Aspen Grove in the ravine 200m below the falls recorded as MUK107.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes This isolated juniper is a very fine example of the final surviving presence of a pioneering woodland species known to have been present throughout Swaledale and the whole of Britain from the tundra stage of the early post glacial.
 Image 1 ID 1155         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description MUK106. Birkdale Common. Falls on Little Sleddale Beck with isolated juniper and rowan.
 Image 2 ID 1153         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description MUK106. Juniper at falls.
 Image 3 ID 1154         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description MUK 106. Juniper at falls.
 Image 4 ID 1156         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Birkdale Common, view westward from moor east of Little Sleddale with top of aspens in ravine just visible
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