Burnham Beeches

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Though he knew many of the world's most notable forests, E H Wilson, director of Arnold Arboretum in Harvard, USA, cherished his visit to Burnham Beeches as one of the highlights of his life and I cannot recommend this walk too highly. An area of natural woodland, bought by the Corporation of London in 1880 as one of the capital's lungs, Burnham Beeches is a National Nature Reserve and a treasure-house of wildlife interest. Though this is essentially a woodland walk, there are different habitats throughout the Beeches reflecting differences in geology and past management and this superb walk packs huge variety into a short distance. It is definitely one to savour, to take slowly with your eyes and ears open.

England - Central England - Buckinghamshire - Chilterns


Birds, Cafe, Good for Kids, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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