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Burnham Beeches

A City of London wood
Buckinghamshire

Burnham Beeches

Size:
195.33 ha (482.67 acres)
Grid ref:
SU949851
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There has probably been woodland on the site since the end of the last ice age. One of the three Scheduled Ancient Monuments on the site shows inhabitation as early as the Iron Age. It is characterised by a mixture of ancient woodland, wood pasture, coppice, ponds and streams, grassland, mire and heathland. The most prominent features are the veteran Beech and Oak pollarded trees that provide a stable habitat for many rare and endangered deadwood species.