Spiralling Trees in Saltwell's Wood, Local Nature Reserve

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Start of a circular walk from Saltwell's Wood via Netherton, Merry Hill, Pensnett Pools, Barrow Hill (the Dudley Volcano), and Doulton's Claypit ...23 photos.

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pedrocut on May 28, 2009

Saltwells Wood was designated as the first Local Nature Reserve in the West Midlands metropolitan county in 1981; now covering over 100 hectares, it forms one of the largest urban nature reserves in the country. Furthermore, in 1992 it became the UK’s first reserve under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere project and is still one of only 15 sites in the UK to have received this award.

For more info see here

joyfotos on May 31, 2009

Love the dark tree trunks and limbs all spiraling up skyward. Thanks for showing us this lovely spot and for the extra info about it.


annanz on June 4, 2009

Lovely foto. Greetings from New Zealand.A

pedrocut on June 5, 2009

Thank you JF

I have changed the title to include the Spiralling Trees!

Best wishes, Peter

pedrocut on June 5, 2009

Thank you annanz

I am now off to have a closer look at Tippaman and Tiggaboy

Best Wiishes Peter

Gernot Baur on June 7, 2009

Hi Peter, beautyfull "corkscrew-trees"! This kind of nature-reserve is much better than a normal park. Greetings from Hamburg Gernot

P.S. I found out the sence of the second Pepperpot-tower.

pedrocut on June 7, 2009

Thank You Gernot

It was not until after this walk that I discovered that the strip of surrounding area was one of only 15 sites in the UK designated under the UNESCO project “Man and the Biosphere”. It was surprising being in thre heart of a built up area.

I looked for a site near Hamburg and came up with the section of the Elbe between Domitz and Hamburg, and it seems a lovely stretch of river.

I will have to search on Panoramio for pictures!

Greetings from England, Peter

Gernot Baur on June 10, 2009

Hi Peter, this UNESCO projekt seems to be very interesting. Sometimes my family and me made a trip to this region near Dömitz and Hitzacker. It´s a beautyfull landscape there, with old oaks, small lakes and willows. In 1995 my older son made his first steps there, in a small village called Gartow.

Greetings from Hamburg Gernot

pedrocut on December 25, 2010

Start of a circular walk from Saltwells Nature Reserve to Netherton, along the Dudley No.1 Canal to Merry Hill, and Pensnett (22 photos)

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  • Uploaded on May 28, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2005/11/24 11:15:42
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
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    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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