Tag: nature reserve

  • Iwatayama, The Monkey Park

    written by warning on 2010-11-04 #places
    Iwatayama, The Monkey Park

    A peaceful haven in the heart of traditional Japan. After getting to know Tokyo, my friends and I boarded the bullet train to the old capital of Japan, Kyoto (an obligatory stop in the land of the rising sun. Be sure to put quite a few days aside for this cultural hotspot.

  • Kennall Vale Nature Reserve

    written by coldkennels on 2010-09-27 #places
    Kennall Vale Nature Reserve

    Kennall Vale Nature Reserve has an explosive history that's well worth exploring...When I think nature reserve, I normally think of a beautiful, untouched wilderness, saved for centuries from industrial destruction, and left for nature to do its bidding.

  • Nunhead Cemetery, London

    written by janette on 2008-12-22 #places
    Nunhead Cemetery, London

    Nunhead Cemetery in South East London is, without doubt, one of London’s best kept secrets. It is probably the least known, but one of the most attractive, of the great Victorian Cemeteries in London. Originally known as ‘All Saints’ Cemetery’ it was opened by the London Cemetery Company and consecrated in 1840. It is one of seven large cemeteries established around the outskirts of London in the Victorian era and is the second largest covering some 50 acres of land near Southwark.    

  • Sydenham Hill Wood and Nature Reserve South London

    written by kylewis on 2011-09-05 #places
    Sydenham Hill Wood and Nature Reserve South London

    So you want to 'escape the city' and feel like you can catch your breath, hear the birds, and run through open spaces that are not clogged with people? Head south of the river to what was once the Great North Wood, lying only 4 miles (6km) south of Central London.