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Crottle Wet Sleddale has some wonderful lichens with some remnant ancient woodland (birch &amp; oak) and some drystone walls (3.6 metres high).  I&#039;ve attached an example of the wall still standing after almost 600 years and which enclosed a deer park attached to Shap Abbey..<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/110384/3.6_metre_medieval_drystone_wall.html" title="3.6 metre Medieval Drystone Wall"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3826/110384_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=ynNtkLqaGSnBiG3RK%2F4qI5A0h5A%3D" width="200" height="132" alt="3.6 metre Medieval Drystone Wall Built in in the late 15th century, this is shows part of the walls built without mortar to contain deer in the Buck Park enclosure attached to Shap Abbey.  The enclosure is intact (enclosing 1.3 hectares) and the majority of the walls are still at the full height. Cumbria,Drystone Wall,Wetsleddale reservoir" /></a></figure> Crottle,Cumbria,Parmelia saxatilis,Salted Shield Lichen,Wetsleddale reservoir Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Crottle

Wet Sleddale has some wonderful lichens with some remnant ancient woodland (birch & oak) and some drystone walls (3.6 metres high). I've attached an example of the wall still standing after almost 600 years and which enclosed a deer park attached to Shap Abbey..

3.6 metre Medieval Drystone Wall Built in in the late 15th century, this is shows part of the walls built without mortar to contain deer in the Buck Park enclosure attached to Shap Abbey.  The enclosure is intact (enclosing 1.3 hectares) and the majority of the walls are still at the full height. Cumbria,Drystone Wall,Wetsleddale reservoir

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  1. 3.6 metre Medieval Drystone Wall Built in in the late 15th century, this is shows part of the walls built without mortar to contain deer in the Buck Park enclosure attached to Shap Abbey.  The enclosure is intact (enclosing 1.3 hectares) and the majority of the walls are still at the full height. Cumbria,Drystone Wall,Wetsleddale reservoir
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''Parmelia saxatilis'', commonly known as the salted shield lichen or crottle, is a species of foliose lichen in the family Parmeliaceae.

Similar species: Lecanorales
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Uploaded Mar 10, 2021. Captured Feb 17, 2021 15:18.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/7.1
  • 1/664s
  • ISO2000
  • 330mm