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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 349
 Date Entered 23/11/2011
 Updated on 05/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Location River Swale North Bank. Cotterby Scar.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 8800 0165
 Altitude 360m
 Geology Main Limestone with underlying sandstones K128nd mudstones exposed above the river.
 Record Name MUK128 River Swale North Bank. Cotterby Scar. Type C Species rich limestone ashwood with Yew and Aspen Clones.
 Record Description North Bank cliff (Main Limestone) 600m in length. Visible from the B6270 road and from the footpath which runs the length of the top edge of the Scar. Type Site C with Yew, Aspen, Downy Birch, Ash, Wych elm, Alder (river side), Sallows, Elder, Hazel, Bird Cherry, Dog rose, Downy rose, etc. Beech planted. See LR Plant List Representative of Site Type C
(NY88000165 Centre)
 Dimensions See photgraphs
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Species Aspen,yew
 Additional Notes This fine cliff is the upstream limit in Swaledale (but at 360m is well below the altitudinal limit elsewhere in Swaledale eg on Oxnop Scar where ash and blackthorn are present at 495m) for ash, wych elm, and yew. Surprisingly hazel is present at 500m on Long Scar in Great Sleddale.
 Image 1 ID 1370         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Cotterby Scar from Wainwath Falls.
 Image 2 ID 1371         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Cotterby Scar from Wainwath Falls.
 Image 3 ID 1372         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Aspen grove with cliff edge yews. Cotterby Scar.
 Image 4 ID 1373         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Aspen grove with cliff edge yews. Cotterby Scar.
 Image 5 ID 1376         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Aspen grove with cliff edge yews. Cotterby Scar.
 Image 6 ID 1377         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description River Swale and Cotterby Scar. Strata below the Main Limestone exposed above the river.
 Image 7 ID 1378         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description  Cotterby Scar. Coast to coast footpath above the Scar..
 
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