SOLD: Hinders Wood £69,000 Freehold
- Birdwood, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
- nearly 4 ½ acres
- Central England
A bench beside a pathway
The entrance to Hinders Wood
A seasonal stream
Looking through the wood
Bluebells amongst coppice
The newly renovated access track
A woodland walk
Well made access tracks lead through surrounding privately owned woodland directly to the boundary of Hinders Wood. Once within the shelter of the tree canopy an attractive and varied landscape of ancient banks and hollows provides enormous interest and variety for a new owner to engage with the task of enhancing and preserving this wild environment for the benefit of the many species that live here. There is a small area of valuable wetland in the winter months at the eastern boundary of the wood, where the deep channels of seasonal drainage streams converge, acting as the nursery for the woodland insects that provide the first important link in the food chain. Further into the wood clearings ideal for camping, enjoy spectacular views through the trees to open farmland beyond.
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.
Numerous pathways wend their way amongst an interesting array of ground flora. Grassy clearings are linked by these paths beneath a high canopy of predominantly mature oak. Under the protection of these historic oak trees, hazel, hawthorn and holly provide cover and variety throughout the wood. Hazel coppice is much in evidence and for the forestry enthusiast is a valuable and versatile resource for woodland crafts.
Plant life can thrive in the peaceful woodland setting. Angelica Sylvestris is the Latin name for the flowering woodland plant. Sylvestris denotes its preference for 'growing in woodland' and historically is believed to have medicinal properties as an anti inflammatory. The spring months see a stunning floral display of bluebells illuminating the woodland floor.
Access, tracks and footpaths
Hinders Wood is located in the eastern section of this larger woodland area known as Birdwood, well away from large human populations. A footpath forms the northern boundary of Hinders Wood as indicated on the plans below.
Local area and history
The fertile plains of the Wye and Severn rivers around Hinders Wood are characterised in recent generations by traditional farms and numerous small villages. Hinders Wood takes its name from this rural tradition, a local thoroughfare thought to derive its name from the female deer, 'hind'. Nearby Birdwood is home to the Kings Head Inn within easy walking distance for refreshments after a rewarding day of woodland activity.
Boundaries are indicated by red markings running along the field boundary to the east, the footpath to the north and on posts and trees running through the wood to the south 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. 162
- Grid ref: SO 734 185
- Nearest post code: GL19 3EF
- GPS coordinates: 51.8651, -2.38665
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 public house 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 red markings for Hinders Wood on your left.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL19 3EF is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.
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.