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Forest Hill and Honor Oak Park Secrets
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Cellar Door


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21-01-2008 10:21 PM

I found this tourist brochure about Forest Hill and Honor Oak Park.

Forest Hill and Honor Oak Secrets

I like the section "A day in Forest Hill and Honor Oak".

I was reminded of the Horniman Nature Trail on the old railway line. I'd forgotten about that part of the hill.

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SophieBee


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21-01-2008 11:46 PM

Interesting. Although to be pedantic, they missed out some key bus routes in HOP (172 and 122) and assigned the 171 to Forest Hill rather than to HOP.

Is the information about the Devonshire Road and Garthorne Road nature reserves correct? I had read that Devonshire was only open once a month and that there was no access to Garthorne at all, but would love to be wrong on that as I've still not managed to get there.

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Woody


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23-01-2008 02:51 PM

The Devonshire Road Nature Reserve is open on the last Sunday of every month during the afternoon so it will be open this Sunday.

It is a fantastic place and if you haven't been you won't regret a visit.

They also do additional events such as a kids club on other days. The next kids club event is on Sunday 3rd February at 11am when they will be having birds of prey from the Eagle Heights Bird of Prey Centre. For more information the contact email is:

devonshireroadnature@yahoo.co.uk

The Garthorne Road Nature Reserve isn't open on a regular basis - there simply aren't enough volunteers to go round. It can't be left open but unmanned under the terms of the lease from Network Rail.

I think that the Friends of the DRNR are trying to organise a visit to the Garthorne Road site so again get in contact with them.

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SophieBee


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23-01-2008 05:13 PM

Woody Wrote:
The Devonshire Road Nature Reserve is open on the last Sunday of every month during the afternoon so it will be open this Sunday.

It is a fantastic place and if you haven't been you won't regret a visit.

They also do additional events such as a kids club on other days. The next kids club event is on Sunday 3rd February at 11am when they will be having birds of prey from the Eagle Heights Bird of Prey Centre. For more information the contact email is:

devonshireroadnature@yahoo.co.uk

The Garthorne Road Nature Reserve isn't open on a regular basis - there simply aren't enough volunteers to go round. It can't be left open but unmanned under the terms of the lease from Network Rail.

I think that the Friends of the DRNR are trying to organise a visit to the Garthorne Road site so again get in contact with them.


Thanks for all this Woody, you've confirmed what I thought (and I just might try to squeeze a visit in this weekend). What a shame the information on that flyer is wrong. It will do no good at all if people turn up hoping to visit the nature reserve on a day when it isn't open.

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billham


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23-01-2008 05:34 PM

One of the secrets apparently is that Honor Oak lies north-west of Forest Hill ............ Smile

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