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Viewing 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***** 300
 Date Entered 02/11/2011
 Updated on 22/08/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree/Shrub Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 11/04/2011
 Location Lartington Cp. Deepdale Beck, Nabb Bridge.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 9998 1545
 Altitude 250m
 Geology Namurian strata comprising: limestones, shales, coal and mudstones below the Top Crag Limestone. Reference: Geological Survey of Great Britain. �Geology of the country around Barnard Castle�. HMSO 1976.
 Record Name Lartington CP. Deepdale Beck. Blackthorn thicket above Nabb Bridge.
 Record Description Lartington,Deepdale, Nabb Bridge. Blackthorn thicket. Best to see in blossom during April or in fruit November.
 Dimensions See photos.
 Geographical area Stainmore
 Species Blackthorn/Sloe
 Scientific Name Prunus spinosa
 Tree and / or Stem Girth See photos
 Tree Site ID 179
 Additional Notes Blackthorn or sloe is a componant of species rich mixed deciduous ash wood on calcareous soils. Blackthorn grows to 500m at Oxnop Scar in Swaledale. A recipe for Sloe Gin: Take a 1 litre bottle of low price gin. After first frost in early November, pick about 1kg of sloes. After your walk to collect the sloes Have a couple of G&T's (125ml) at or after 6.00pm, then: 1. Empty 375ml of the gin into a clean screw top wine bottle 2. Top up the half empty bottle of gin with the pricked sloes and a wine glass of sugar and 3. Top up the half empty wine bottle which is also half full of gin with pricked sloes. Shake up the bottles once a day for a week and once a week until Christmas. Keep 1 bottle for emergency use in the field.
 Image 1 ID 597         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Blackthorn thicket with aspens.
 Image 2 ID 1148         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Blackthorn in April, detail.
 Image 3 ID 1149         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Swaledale sloes in October
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