Location: Creswell Crags

General Information

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Country: England

Habitat: Limestone cliffs, scree and aquatic habitats

Altitude range: 80 m

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Location (detailed):

View of a cave (behind a grille) in the steep rocky sides of the gorge. The lake is in the right-hand foreground.

Description

Creswell Crags consists of Creswell Gorge, which has steep-sided limestone cliffs and surrounds a lake. Paths run below the walls of the gorge on either side of the lake. Much of the botanical interest is to be found in the slopes of somewhat loose material accumulating at the base of the cliffs. Further species occur on the cliffs themselves and aquatic species are to be found in and at the edge of the lake.

Creswell Crags also has a Museum and Education Centre. The site is managed by the Creswell Heritage Trust, supported by Derbyshire and Nottingham County Councils, English Heritage, English Nature, Lafarge and Severn Trent Water.

The Crags have a web site at http://www.creswell-crags.org.uk/

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Images

DatePhotographerDescriptionImage
04 Jul 2008MA HydeView over lake showing one side of the gorge.View over lake showing one side of the gorge.
04 Jul 2008MA HydeView 'straight ahead' showing the lake and both sides of the gorge.View 'straight ahead' showing the lake and both sides of the gorge.
04 Jul 2008MA HydeImage of one side of the gorge showing the flowery banks below and the bare rock above.Image of one side of the gorge showing the flowery banks below and the bare rock above.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-18

Hyde, M.A. (2018). UK Flora: Location details: Creswell Crags.
http://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=CC, retrieved 18 February 2018

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