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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 224
 Date Entered 11/06/2011
 Updated on 04/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Record Date 11/06/2011
 Location Downholme CP. White Scar.
 Civil Parish Downholme
 Brit. National Grid SE 1149 9925
 Altitude 230m
 Geology Sheer cliff formed by the Main Limestone.
 Record Name White Scar, Downholme..
 Record Description Native limestone ashwood with yew, lime and oak coppice and the rare cliff whitebeam on and below White Scar, Downholme. Note! This cliff is within the Catterick Army Training Area Ranges. The sheer cliff is inaccessible, DANGEROUS, and should not be approached.
 Dimensions Approximately 500m in length.
 Geographical area Lower Swaledale
 Additional Notes Aspect: Facing due west. Geomorphology: Sheer massively beddded limestones often destabilised by tree root action. Woodland: a species rich native relict limestone woodland (see photofile) survives on the cliff and on the steep talus slopes below the cliff.
 Image 1 ID 779         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description White Scar, Downholme. The Scar seen from the west, with cliff yews.
 Image 2 ID 780         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description White Scar, Downholme. Downholme Bridge seen from the top edge of the Scar with yews and holly.
 Image 3 ID 781         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description White Scar, Downholme. View westward with cliff yews, holly, ash etc and ashwood below.
 Image 4 ID 782         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description White Scar, Downholme. The cliff edge with yews, ash, holly and the rare cliff whitebeam.
 Image 5 ID 783         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description White Scar, Downholme. Upper edge of the cliff photographed *10 from Downholme Bridge.
 Image 6 ID 784         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description White Scar, Downholme. Cliff whitebeam. Sorbus rupicola in flower photographed from the edge of the cliff.
 Image 7 ID 785         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Cliff Whitebeam. Sorbus rupicola seen from the cliff edge. Downholme Bridge and the Swale below.
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