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Areas of the Yorkshire Dales National Park are now being closed to walkers as the continued high temperatures and drought conditions turn areas of the park to tinder.
An urgent plea to walkers and tourists comes as the Met Office announced that its Fire Severity Index for the Yorkshire Dales is now on ‘High’ and is expected to rise to ‘Exceptional’ – its highest rating – on if the weather continues.
The ‘Exceptional’ rating automatically triggers closure of Open ........ Read More
The Kruger National Park was South-Africa’s first National Park and was established in 1926 by Paul Kruger. Covering somewhat 20 000 square kilometers of the lowveld, this park owes its pride to the unsurpassed variety of game, from the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo), to hippo’s cheetahs, hyenas and even the variety of bird life and the beauty of the South-African bushveld. The park boasts about its great variety of fauna and flora and includes 500 Bird species, 336 d........ Read More
Organisations throughout the Cairngorms National Park joining forces this week to celebrate National Parks Week 2006. A series of events took place throughout the Park with something to suit all ages and abilities.
National Parks Week is being marked at National Parks the length and breadth of Great Britain and this year's theme is 'Stretch your legs, stretch your mind'. One of the Cairngorms National Park's highlights this year was Journey for the Wild 2006. The John Muir Trust; - th........ Read More
A Kenya Safari Holiday must include a visit to the Aberdare National Park, not only because a visit to Treetops possiblt the most famous safari lodge is Kenya is here, but also because of the amazing scenery, and the variety of wildlife that can be found. Aberdare National Park is a great Kenya Safari destination for both these reasons. The Park varies from around 7000 feet to 14000 feet so there is everything from moorland to rainforests, bamboo forests to mountain peaks, all broken up by........ Read More
For the first time this week Llanberis awoke bathed in sunshine. The gorgeous weather had stirred more than most from their beds at the Royal Victoria Hotel. The breakfast room was buzzing with activity. Despite my early start I still could not catch a seat in the conservatory and the magnificent views of the village. Once more I took my table with the four walls for company and tucked into some hearty cereals. I skipped the traditional English breakfast. Though nice, it can get a little tediou........ Read More
Yellowstone was made as national park in March of 1872. Yellowstone is mainly located in Wyoming though parts of the park are in Montana and Idaho. The park is widely known for the geothermal activity and the wildlife that use the park as their homes. Yellowstone Park is made up approximately 80% forest and the rest of the land area is grassland. The park is larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined together. Yellowstone National Park covers an area of about 3,472 square miles. This ar........ Read More
Characterized by dazzling high ridges, glaciers, deep gorges, alpine meadows and valleys with closed virgin forests, the Great Himalayan National Park with an altitudinal variation from 1,300m to 6,100m in Kullu district is one of the best destinations for Himalayan flora and fauna lovers. Supporting a diverse wildlife of over three hundred species of birds and over thirty species of mammals, the region was declared a national park in 1984. One third of the park area is under forest, mainly........ Read More
One of the most popular vacation spots for snowmobilers is Yellowstone National Park. With its unmatched beauty and the serenity of the wide-open landscape, snowmobilers often spend their winter vacations enjoying snowmobiling and other winter activities in the park. The consistent snowfall and winter conditions in the northwestern region of the United States makes Yellowstone the ideal place for planning your next winter vacation. With several available vacation packages and options in the ar........ Read More
If you are planning a National Park vacation you might want to consider one or a few of these top 10 National Parks listed below. There are many National Parks to visit, but the parks listed below are the most scenic and most popular of all the National Parks and recreation areas. I can personally attest to the beauty and grandeur of all 10 of these favorite National Parks. They are truly the best natural recreation areas the United States has to offer. Spending your vacation in the great out........ Read More
Besides its numerous wildlife sanctuaries, India also sports nearly twenty national parks. All manner of flora and fauna can be found within the boundaries of these parks. Below are a few of the most popular. Sri Venkateshwara National Park extends over two districts of Chittoor and Cuddapah of Andhra Pradesh in an area of 353.62 sq.km. The park established in October 1989, is named after Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupati. It is located in Rajampet of Cuddapah district and Chandragiri and Ba........ Read More
There are so many decisions that go into choosing a vacation destination. When it involves more than just you and your friend or significant other, it seems to get even more complicated. Short and even family vacations should not drive you to drink or pulling all your hair out. These are just a few tips to help you make your choice a little less stressful. The first and easiest thing to ask yourself is what you and the people you will be going with like to do? Are you totally outdoor people, st........ Read More
If, like many others, you are looking for an exceptional and distinctive holiday in the USA that will give you and your family unforgettable memories, Yosemite National Park should be high on your list of destinations. An area of protected natural beauty since 1890, Yosemite National park is situated in the dramatic mountain area of the Sierra Nevada, California. Yosemite National park is one of the most exciting ways to experience America, with year round activities and an abundant variety of ........ Read More
Namdapha National Park in India is now a protected area, having been declared in 1983 Namdapha National Park under Wildlife (Protection) Act. The same year, it was also declared as a Tiger Reserve under project tiger. With a total area of 1,985-sq-kms, this is the largest national park in the Northeast and one of the larger protected areas in the country. About 150 species of trees have been identified which include Dipterocarps like the Hollong growing up to 50 metres. The floral species'........ Read More
The national park system in the United States is full of beauty and surprises. Still, you’ll be wondering if they’re worth it when you run into the crowds of other visitors. Road Side Viewing Sure, millions of people visit our national parks each year, miles of cars creep through at a painfully slow pace, parking lots are full and busses are packed. Cars stop in the middle of the road to view wildlife, backing up traffic for miles. Is it all worth it? Should I just get stuck in a Los An........ Read More
The Meru National Park is a must go to destination if you are planning a safari holiday in Kenya. It is over 320 kms from Nairobi, on the slopes of the Nyambeni Mountain range to the north east of Mount Kenya at an altitude of between 1000-3400 Ft and has an area of over 850 sq Kms. It has been in existence since 1968 and became famous as the home of George & Joy Adamson and Elsa the Lioness, whose grave is marked here, who lived in the Kora National Reserve, which along with the Bisanadi,........ Read More