Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen Cumbria

Wild flowers around Ravenstonedale

Contributors: Mary Ann Watts-Tobin, Frank Chalmers, Stan Frost

There are a wealth of wild flowers to be found in the parish of Ravenstonedale. Below is just a small sample of what is available.

1. Blue Sowthistle (Cicerbita Macrophylla). Location: Roadside at Newbiggin-on-Lune
2. Fragrant Orchid (Gymnadenia Conopsea) and Tufted Vetch Vicia Cracca). Location: Roadside bank near Newbiggin-on-Lune
3. Meadowsweet (Filipendula Ulmaria) and Greater Burnet Saxifrage (Pimpinella Major). Location: Newbiggin-on-Lune
4. Northern Marsh Orchid Orchis Purpurella). Location: Common land near Newbiggin-on-Lune. Pimpinella Major is extremely rare in Cumbria

Blue Sowthistle
Fragrant Orchid
Northern Marsh Orchid

St Oswald's Graveyard

An interesting survey has been made of Plants in the churchyard of St. Oswald's. It was compiled by Helga and Juliet Frankland.