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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 179
 Date Entered 26/04/2011
 Updated on 02/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 11/04/2011
 Location Lartington CP. Deepdale Beck. From Crag Bridge to Nab Bridge
 Civil Parish Cotherstone
 Brit. National Grid NY 999 154
 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.Aspen dominated relict woodland and streamside vegetation.
 Record Description Two small woods (Upper and Lower Aspen Woods), each with aspen. Aspen is present as a componant of species rich woodland in the Upper Wood and is the dominant tree in the Lower Wood. Elsewhere the banks northern bank of the Beck is sheep grazed and isolated trees and copses indicate that woodland similar to that described above, was once much more extensive here. Tree species include alder, aspen, ash, blackthorn, crab (on south bank), hawthorn, holly, rose, rowan, ivy. Yellow flag iris are present in the stream.
NY 999 154 centre
 Dimensions N/A
 Geographical area Stainmore
 Additional Notes The walk down Deepdale Beck is a delight and the aspen woodland a rare survival of native woodland. Farm land subject to public access agreement.
 Image 1 ID 596         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Blackthorn thicket and Lower Aspen Wood.
 Image 2 ID 593         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Upper Aspen Wood.
 Image 3 ID 595         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Aspen woodland
 Image 4 ID 594         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Ancient alder, Deepdale Beck.
 Image 5 ID 599         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Aspen woodland. Lower Wood.
 Image 6 ID 597         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Blackthorn thicket.
 Image 7 ID 598         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description 
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