Tansley’s Clump (429 m)

Site map of Wistman's Wood. The inset shows the location in south-west... | Download Scientific Diagram

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/...Sir Arthur George Tansley FLS, FRS (15 August 1871 – 25 November 1955) was an English botanist and a pioneer in the science of ecology.

It would appear that he visited Wistman’s Wood as there is a small clump (now just one very lonely tree) named after him (see map).

“Tansley (1939) featured it [Wistman’s Wood] as an example of oak woodland growing at the extreme limits of its climatic tolerance, where individuals grew only as multi-stemmed, almost prostrate scrub, creeping over large granite boulders.” (Reference).

The featured image is a ‘double exposure’ combing my photo with that of the Wikipedia photo of Sir Arthur Tansley (1893).

Longaford Wall Kink

Notes: Just the one kink, but in both directions the wall is remarkably straight so this is a good navigational feature.