SOLD: Hawkers Wood £79,000 Freehold


Hawkers Wood is located within the picturesque valley of the river Camel on the edges of Bodmin Moor. A mix of broadleaved trees including hazel, sweet chestnut, ash, oak and alder, the woodland has a magical feel with a stream side location and floral ground cover.

There is good access from a quiet country lane via a stoned forestry track with parking near the entrance of Hawkers Wood. At the entrance there is a platform over a stream with wooden steps that lead up an old Cornish stone bank.

Once you are within the woodland you will notice how peaceful the location is. The air is filled with the sounds of birds, such as the song thrush, great tit and buzzards.

There are paths cut through the varied vegetation giving access to explore the different areas of Hawkers Wood.

From the steps, head straight ahead following the top of a bank and you will eventually come to a rustic picnic bench beside the stream. Alternatively follow the path uphill along the north of the woodland which takes you to the northern tip where there is a level plateau - a great spot for camping or perhaps an area for green wood working.

The southern side of the woodland follows the stream. This area offers diversity from the higher dry ground and is known as wet woodland habitat, very popular with frogs and butterflies.

The eastern part of Hawkers Wood is steeper, an untouched wooded area which has become a haven for wildlife. Approach quietly and you may be rewarded by seeing red deer which graze on the ground flora here and are a spectacular sight in the woodland.

Included with this woodland is an area of shared private riverbank with picnic area and fishing rights to the river Camel ( see plan 3 ) which is known for being a world class fishing river for species including salmon.

Hawkers Wood is a short walk to the famous Camel cycle trail, for those feeling energetic you can cycle all the way to Padstow on a safe cycle route - a fantastic day out to the north Cornish coast for the woodland owner.

Just beyond Padstow is Hawkers Cove, where the woodland takes it's name from. Hawkers Cove is a small coastal settlement which has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, with evidence of Iron Age and Roman occupation also. This cove and surrounding coastline has a rich shipping history and the dangerous shipping channel here has meant that there has been an RNLI station in the area since 1825. The station is now in Padstow but you can stay in the old lifeboat station, which was closed in 1962.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking.

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.

Wood maps

Wood map


All boundaries are indicated with red markings on fence posts or trees.

The northern and eastern boundaries follow an old tree lined bank all the way along.

The southern boundary is mostly along the edge of the stream.

The western boundary is partly an old bank and partly a line of fence posts.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 200
  • Grid ref: SX 094 721
  • Nearest post code: PL30 4QY
  • GPS coordinates: 50.5183, -4.68909

Location map


- Please note if you are coming from the A30, when you are nearly at the woodland the satnav location will tell you to turn left down to Penrose Farm, ignore this turn and take the next left at the bottom of the hill towards Helland and Bodmin as described below.

- Follow the A30 west, passing the turn to Colliford Lake Reservoir (signposted to Mount, St Neot and Warleggan).

- Continue west along the A30 for another 4 miles leaving the A30 towards Preeze Cross, signposted to Blisland and Cardinham.

- Take the first turn on the right towards Blisland.

- After around half a mile turn right towards Blisland.

- At the crossroads, Whitecross, head straight over signposted to St Mabyn.

- Follow this road to the bottom of the hill and take the turn left, signposted to Helland and Bodmin. For reference there is a house called ‘Skyber Goth’ on this junction.

- Follow this road down the hill into the River Camel valley and you will see the main woodland gateway on your left with a ‘woodlands for sale’ sign on.

- Carry on past this and you will see a Forestry Commission car park on your right for ‘Shell Wood’. Park here and walk back up to the woodland gateway.

- Climb carefully over the gate and follow the track up through the woodland.

- After 450 metres you will arrive at the parking area and you will see a boardwalk and steps in front of you, which is the entrance to Hawkers Wood. There is a ‘Hawkers Wood’ name sign on the left hand side.

- Climb the steps and you can follow a track down to the right which leads to a picnic bench or you can turn left and follow a path along the northern edge of the woodland up to the northern tip where there is a good level area ideal for camping.

- Heading east on the A30, leave the A30 at Preeze Cross, signposted to Blisland and Cardinham and follow the directions as above.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode PL30 4QY is for the point shown by the red dot on the two location maps.

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.

A very private woodland with stream frontage and shared fishing rights along a short stretch of the river Camel.

Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: stuart@woodlands.co.uk