SOLD: Buckram Wood £56,000 Freehold


The spring sunshine filters through the high canopy of beech, ash and oak and breathes life across the forest floor after the retreat of cold grey winter. Celandines and bluebells thrive in the open glades and the wild garlic also known as 'buckram', emits its pungent odour for a brief time in spring before giving way to the mixed woodland grasses and leafy clumps of wood sorrel and dogs Mercury. Whilst garlic and sorrel may form part of natures larder the 'dog' of dog mercury relates to the fact that it is historically a plant of little use.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.


Beneath the high oak canopy a mixed understory of hazel and holly provide shelter for the resident deer and for the woodland owner to set up camp and enjoy the beauty of this natural environment.

In other parts of the wood a dense profusion of ash, alder and sweet chestnut create a wild feel where deep drainage gullies and fallen boughs make for interesting exploration and the possibility for woodland management or to preserve this disorder for the benefit of wildlife.


Wild boar are known to be in the area, a visit at dawn or dusk may be rewarded with sight of one of these shy creatures. Roe and muntjac deer are also present with the occasional fallow deer passing through.

Foxes, badgers and a host of other small mammals will share this wood with the new owner.

Access, tracks and footpaths

There are no public footpaths through the wood but it is possible to pick these up nearby and enjoy the walks along numerous trails including The Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path.

Local area and history

The nearby villages of Birdwood and Huntley offer a friendly welcome at the village pubs if staying overnight to complete a woodland project. Gloucester is only a short drive for more specialist woodland tools and supplies from this most accessible yet peaceful woodland location.

Wood maps

Wood map


Indicative boundary marking are coloured in pink and run through the wood on posts and trees to the north and west and along the well fenced boundary to open fields at the east and neighbouring woodland to the south.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 162
  • Grid ref: SO 734 185
  • Nearest post code: GL19 3EF
  • GPS coordinates: 51.8646, -2.3868

Location map


From Gloucester and the M5 follow signs for Ross On Wye east on the A40. After approximately 7 miles upon entering the village of Birdwood you will see the Kings Head on your left and after a further one hundred metres there is a left turn at the bottom of the pub car park, where, set back from the road is an access gate into the woods and a Woodlands.co.uk 'For Sale' board. Follow this track to the gated entrance to the woods for a few metres as it passes the chicken houses on the left. This gate is kept locked for security but you can contact Daniel 07780 900192 for the code for the combination padlock. Please make sure this gate is kept secured during and after your visit.

Turn right through the gate and follow the main track for 30 metres then take the left fork. Follow this track through the woods for a further 200 metres until taking a sharp left hand turn and after a further 100 metres you will see the entrance and pink markings for Buckram Wood on your right

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL19 3EF is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

Located at the eastern edge of a larger block of broadleaf woodland, Buckram Wood looks out across the rolling fields of Gloucestershire.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: daniel@woodlands.co.uk