SOLD: Ferling Wood £75,000 Freehold


The most stable ecology is underpinned by biodiversity and this is of great importance in a woodland setting. The best way to protect from disease and species decline is to support habitat that is made up of as many types of plants and animals as possible to provide security throughout the food chain. From the tiny insects that create their home in the rotting leaves and branches on the woodland floor to the apex predators that feed on the birds and mammals; diversity is nature's defence.

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.


Ferling Wood is a good example of how diversity can lead to a thriving woodland environment. A rich mixture of tree types creates habitat for the numerous species that this supports. From areas of dense hawthorn and bramble thicket to towering treetops of oak, chestnut and beech, this area of natural regeneration is a joy to explore.


A woodland watercourse runs close to the north eastern edge of Ferling Wood. This is a well established feature that has marked the landscape for centuries to form a natural gully running through the wood. Although in the warmer months this is likely to dry up, the effect on the surrounding woodland flora is considerable and it is an important draw for wildlife.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A well maintained woodland track runs to the entrance of Ferling Wood where there is a hard parking area within the boundary, There is certainly scope for a new owner to extend vehicular access further into the cover if this is required for the enjoyment and management of the wood.

Local area and history

The surrounding area is characterised by its rural beauty and extensive agriculture. In earlier centuries units of land were many and varied. A ferling is a now obsolete measurement of area, not to be confused with a ferding, which was an administrative area, or a furlong which is a measurement of length. A ferling is about a quarter of a virgate, which if it helps is about a quarter of a hide or two oxgangs!

Wood maps

Wood map


Boundaries are indicated by orange marking on posts and trees running through the wood to the south and by an ancient bank and ditch to the west. The edge of the access track forms the boundary to the north and east.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 185
  • Grid ref: SU 515 177
  • Nearest post code: SO32 2AB
  • GPS coordinates: 50.9569, -1.26799

Location map


Leave the M27 at junction 7 and take the first exit from the roundabout into Charles Watts Way and then left at the next roundabout into Tolbar Way. Follow the road straight over a series of roundabouts through the retail park. Continue for a couple of miles, passing a car sales forecourt and Durley Primary School. The road then bears to the left and after a further 500 metres the turning into the woods is on your left where there is a locked gate.

Before viewing please contact Daniel for the code for the red combination lock or park further along the road and walk along the track on foot.

Follow the woodland track straight on for approx 750 metres until reaching a large clearing where there is a portacabin. Turn right past this container and then continue along the track for a further 450 metres and you will see the orange coloured boundary markings and name sign for Ferling Wood on your left.

Please refer to the plans to assist you with finding your way.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code SO32 2AB 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.

Well drained, level and secluded, this delightful mixed broadleaf woodland has much to offer as a nature lover's retreat.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: daniel@woodlands.co.uk