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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 295
 Date Entered 02/11/2011
 Updated on 12/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 30/09/2011
 Location Birkdale Common. Uldale Beck Falls
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 81220 03296
 Altitude 525m
 Geology Waterfall. Sandstones and shales above the Crow Limestone
 Record Name MUK100 Uldale Beck Falls. Rowan.
 Record Description Multistem rowan at falls. TCL Site MUK101 Site Type A with species poor acidic vegetation which includes Ling, Bilberry, Crowberry, Hard fern,Broad Buckler fern,Heath bedstraw. Plant list not available yet. This is a characteristic waterfall on a high Pennine Beck with a limited acidic flora at the head of a small ravine cut through Namurian Sandstones.
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Additional Notes This rowan is the only tree here. This is usual at high level sandstone sites where rowan and sallows are often the only tree species present. There appear to be two trees here but close examination shows that they probably rise from one old bole. Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos) seen in bog at Uldale Beck Head (NY806030,600m)
 Image 1 ID 1131         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Uldale Beck. Ravine below waterfall.
 Image 2 ID 1132         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Rowan
 Image 3 ID 1133         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Waterfall on Uldale Beck.
 Image 4 ID 1134         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Waterfall on Uldale Beck.
 Image 5 ID 1135         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Multistem rowan, the only tree here.
 Image 6 ID 1136         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Rowan.
 Image 7 ID 1137         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Hard fern, (Blechnum spicant). A characteristic fern of acid soils.
 Image 8 ID 1138         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Broad Buckler fern.(Dryopteris dilitata) with Hard fern at the Falls.
 Image 9 ID 1139         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Uldale Beck below the smal ravine.
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