SOLD: Warren Wood £55,000 Freehold
- Birdwood, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
- about 3 ⅓ acres
- Central England
The entrance to Warren Wood
Level clear area for camping
The access track in spring
Mixed tree types
Moss on a mature oak
Summer green growth
The way to the wood
A grassy area
This peaceful woodland environment is surrounded by other private woodland in a delightful area of rural Gloucestershire. There is a palpable sense of relief when spending time amongst nature, beyond the reach of the stresses of modern life that can so often consume us. Such easy access to this seclusion and nature lies just a few miles from the main road network and our daily human existence seems a stark contrast made more obvious once enveloped within the wood.
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.
Warren Wood is easily accessible along a newly renovated length of woodland track suitable for most vehicles that leads directly to the entrance to the wood. There is plenty of space to park here within the boundary of the wood. Continue the exploration into the inviting tree cover beneath the generous sheltering canopy of predominantly mature oak trees that are such a classic symbol of English woodland. Further interest and diversity is added by a number of conifers towards the southern boundary.
Once within the wood the ground is well drained and firm underfoot. Elevated level ground at the entrance makes for easy access before giving way to a gentle slope affording enticing views through the trees. Further into the wood towards the southern boundary the gentle mounds of ancient banks and ditches can be made out running through the wood between clusters of holly and hazel coppice that provide important diversity at various points throughout Warren Wood.
As the cool mornings and bright sunshine of spring turns into the long days and warm rain of summer, a rich variety of wildlife takes shelter from the midday heat beneath the cooling forest canopy. The thick cover of fern, grass and bramble provides an important respite and protection from the foraging across open fields in the twilight hours. The woodland floor is home to numerous small excavations where animals dig for nutritious roots and hidden caches of stored food, or have made burrows, dens dreys or warrens in which to rear their young and take refuge from predators.
In the full bloom of summer it is easy to appreciate the beauty of this natural environment after the joy of anticipation for the spring reawakening when the woodland bursts into colour and life.
Local area and history
Fertile Gloucestershire farmland is an idyllic backdrop for the sheltered woodland but provides easy access to extensive services and supplies available in the cathedral city of Gloucester. The Kings Head in Birdwood is located conveniently close to the wood for well earned refreshment after a day of woodland activity or as an alternative to the camp stove.
Indicative orange boundary markings run through the wood on posts and trees to the east and west and along the access tracks to the north and 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 731 187
- Nearest post code: GL19 3EF
- GPS coordinates: 51.8665, -2.39077
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 right fork. Follow this track through the woods for a further 200 metres until you see the entrance and orange markings for Warren 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.