First published in my former website, Looking into the Dark Places, in 2001.
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In 1880 the Corporation of London purchased 80 hectares of pollard woodland plus East Burnham Common. Since then more land has been added to the reserve now known as Burnham Beeches making it 220 hectares. It is an extraordinarily beautiful place with an almost tangible aura of mystery.
One morning early in August (2001) I visited Burnham Beeches for the first time. I had been intrigued by references to the ancient woodland in David Icke’s Biggest Secret and Children of the Matrix. I have always loved woodlands and it seemed a good idea to combine reconnaissance and pleasure together in one field trip, so to speak. Continue reading