Burnham Beeches, Farnham Common

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Burnham Beeches is a 374.6 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Farnham Common in Buckinghamshire. The southern half is owned by the Corporation of London and is open to the public. It is also a National Nature Reserve and a Special Area of Conservation.PreservationThe largely beech woodland has been regularly pollarded, with many trees now several hundred years old. Their age, and the amount of deadwood in and around them, means that the woodland is rich in wildlife. More than sixty of the species of plants and animals here are either rare or under threat nationally. The area is protected as a National Nature Reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest and a candidate Special Area of Conservation.ArchaeologySeven Ways Plain hill fort is located in the south west part of Burnham Beeches. it is a rare example of a single rampart earthwork used either as a stock enclosures or possibly places of refuge. It comprises a range of earthworks which have been dated to the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. It is a Scheduled Monument.
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  • August 3, 2017
    I found a small bone shaped dog tag with a name on it in Burnham Beeches carpark. It has a name on it. If you've lost one, text me on 0755 181 6338 and tell me the name on the tag and your address and...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Beautiful, well-kept woods. Great cafe - lots of choice. Areas where you have to keep dogs on leads, which is a good thing.  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    Great park with a lot of beautiful views, greenery and a massive pond :) went with my friend to walk a dog and ended up a having a very relaxing few hours :) would have stayed for longer but parking i...  more »
  • Lovely place to explore the outdoors. Easy to follow trails, some of which are buggy/wheelchair accessible. Great place to take the kids with open and wooded areas. There is a cafe, information centre and we'll maintained toilets.
  • Although it is always filled with people, I always get a sense of quiet and calm here. I think everyone goes there for that same reason. Beautiful place.
  • Great place for dog walks although they do have some restricted areas where your dog needs to be on a lead. Still great.
  • Relaxing, well made paths and board walks (suitable for prams, wheelchairs etc). However, quite busy compared to other green spaces in the area. Maybe this is because it's run by the Corporation of London, and on their website, so probably attracts quite a few people from London. Because it's busy, it's never truly quiet. If you don't like to hear kids shouting / screaming, look elsewhere - there are plenty of green spaces in Buckinghamshire.
  • A nice, quiet, relaxing place to spend a sunny afternoon. Plenty of hidden walks and shady places to sit and picnic.

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