Northern Stream Carr Survey

The Leat Footpath

The boggy path ends at the bottom of a slope leading to the Leat Footpath.  This is a cleared and well lit path, warm enough on sunny days to provide a good corridor for dragonflies and butterflies.  The leat on the eastern side flows between banks richly clad in herbs and grasses, a striking contrast to the steep western side of the footpath where bramble and ivy thickets dominate.  The sturdiest of the tree saplings can be seen fighting  their way through these thickets.

Walking southwards on this path leads to the top of the steep southern area.


Ferns and Mosses
Rhytiadelphus squarrosus
Polytrichum formosum
Broad Buckler Fern Dryopteris dilatata
Hard Fern Blechnum spicant
Remote Sedge Carex remota
Wood Sedge Carex sylvatica
Woodrush Luzula sp.
Other Plants
Silver Birch seedlings Betula pendula
Oak seedlings Quercus sp.
Holly Ilex aquifolium
Western Hemlock Tsuga heterophylla
Bugle Ajuga repens
Bramble /Blackberry Rubus fruticosus
Wild Raspberry Rubus idaeus
Herb Bennet Geum urbanum
Western Gorse Ulex gallii
Herb Robert Geranium robertianum
Wild Strawberry Fragaria vesca
Common Dog Violet Viola riviniana
Wild Angelica Angelica sylvestris
Ivy Hedera helix
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea

 Now continue to the Steep Southern Area