Langcliffe and Attermire LNR
Designated site name: Langcliffe and Attermire LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  Geological
County: NORTH YORKSHIRE Natural England Area Team: Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire (LNR)
Other overlapping designations: Attermire SSSI Langcliffe Scars and Jubilee, Albert and Victoria Caves SSSI
Date of Declaration: 02/04/2004 Declaring Authority: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Area (Ha): 50.37 Grid Reference: SD 841 648
Owned By:  Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Managed By:  Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Location: 3 km northeast of Settle
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Accessed from a number of public rights of way in the surrounding area. 

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: Langcliffe Scars is an area designated as an SSSI because of its classic Carboniferous Limestone geology which demonstrates the most complete sequence of Dinatian strata in the Craven area.  The deposits of Victoria Cave are of particular interest because they have yielded a ‘hippopotamus fauna’ of Ipswichian age at an unusual altitude for this northerly latitude. Lying between the north and south Craven Faults, Langcliffe Scars shows ancient mature sediments typical of the southern edge of the Askrigg Block and northern Craven Basin, between which is a transitional apron-reef development. Features present include a variety of limestones with ‘reefs’, shales, dolomites and cherts as well as boulder-beds at a number of levels. This site has thick and richly fossiliferous layers which have good potential for research. This site also contains moderate examples of calcareous grassland with a range of typical species including Sesleria albicans, Pimpinella saxifraga, Hieracium pillosella, Sanguisorba minor, Campanula rotundifolia, Briza media and Galium sterneri.

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