SOLD: Columbine Wood £69,000 Freehold


A series of cleared pathways wend their way beneath the trees at Columbine Wood. These pathways enable the visitor to explore the immense variation in character that is waiting to be discovered. From the initial open areas of Scots pine and ash on the higher ground to the thick tree cover of birch, alder and hazel that proliferates in the southern part of the wood until the southern boundary that runs long the line of an ancient logging track where wheel ruts from a previous era are still visible.

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.


As a designated ancient woodland site Columbine Wood has had plenty of time to develop an intriguing mix of tree types that to some degree are a visual history of the woodland's recent past. Areas of uncropped fir from the second half of the last century tell of the mixed fortunes of the local timber trade. The absence of veteran oak and ash speak of new beginnings since the middle of last century and the dense mix of self seeded birch, alder and hazel suggest that there has been little human intervention in recent years.

This woodland is a living illustration of the recent history of woodland management and it is now an excellent opportunity to write the next chapter in its life and inform future generations about the way in which we value our woods.


The diversity of tree types in Columbine Wood leads to an inevitable diversity in the insect and bird life that is attracted to this wood. Different levels of light and shade and density of cover throughout the wood attract numerous varieties of species, enough to engage the most avid of wildlife enthusiasts. The columbine woodland flower after which the wood is named, features in ancient folklore and was an important ingredient for love potions!

Access, tracks and footpaths

A well maintained woodland track allows easy access from the public highway. There are cleared pathways leading from a hard parking area at the entrance to Columbine Wood.

Local area and history

Nearby Bruton has a long history as a rural settlement by virtue of a strategic location alongside the river Brue, which takes its name from the old Celtic word 'briw' meaning vigour. This small market town offers plenty of opportunity for refreshment after days or nights spent enjoying the woods.

Wood maps

Wood map


Indicative red coloured boundary markings on posts and trees run through the wood to the north and south and along the access track at the boundary to the east and west.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 183
  • Grid ref: ST 705 372
  • Nearest post code: BA10 0QN
  • GPS coordinates: 51.134, -2.42232

Location map


From the town of Bruton follow the A359 towards Frome until bearing right as you exit the town onto the Brewham Road. Continue out of the town with the railway line on your right hand side for a mile or so as the road becomes Pinkwood Lane and there is woodland on both sides of the road, After a further few hundred metres you will see a 'Woodlands For Sale' sign and metal entrance gates leading onto a woodland track.

These gates are kept locked but prospective purchasers can contact Daniel on 07780 900192 for the combination padlock code to allow vehicle access or can walk from this point taking care not to obstruct the gates.

Approaching from Frome and the north, head south on the A359 until a right turn at a rusty signpost reading 'North South' onto Hassock's Lane. After a few hundred yards bear right onto Hutchin's Lane and proceed for a further few hundred metres until the road bears sharply to the right at Batt's Farm. From here continue down Pinkwood Lane for a few hundred metres until the entrance gates and 'Woodlands For Sale' sign on your right.

Follow the woodland track up hill into the woods and refer to the plans below for the exact location of Columbine Wood, Which will be found on your right hand side after approximately 600 metres or so as you follow the loop of the track round to the left.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BA10 0QN 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.

An ancient woodland site where butterflies and birdlife flourish amongst hazel coppice and grassy clearings.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: daniel@woodlands.co.uk