SOLD: Chaldron wood £39,000 Freehold

  • near Brampton, Carlisle, Cumbria
  • about 5 ¼ acres
  • Cumbria


Chaldron Wood is a peaceful open woodland, right in the heart of the larger wooded area named Rowbank. The predominant tree species is scots pine but many deciduous species have also prospered here to give a rich diversity. Birch, beech, sycamore and the occasional sweet chestnut have all established themselves well. Especially welcome are several young wych elm marking a return to the English landscape. Holly, hawthorn, gorse and rowan mingle with the young succession trees to give an additional valuable understory habitat.

As the season change the woodland floor plants come and go, marking the passage of time in a ceaseless cycle. Bluebells mark late spring, foxglove the summer, whilst the ever present bryophytes and ferns ensure the wood is never bereft of green.

An attentive eye can easily spot the faint yet well used trails crossing the landscape. Roe deer and badgers are the creators of these woodland highways as they forage through from dusk til dawn.

Not to be forgotten are the bird species, all occupying their own specific niche; woodcock in the leaf litter, tits and finches the understory, woodpecker the standing deadwood and keeping a watchful eye overall, that master of the airwaves the buzzard.

Chaldron Wood provides a home for the threatened red squirrel, an iconic species. A conservation project operates locally to help ensure its survival here. With patience and a little luck, this endearing and agile creature can be seen moving high in the canopy or scurrying through the undergrowth.

Bisecting the corner of the greater Rowbank Wood, a public footpath follows the route of "The Dandy" a former railway line linking Alston and Brampton. The line was constructed by Lord Carlisle to bring stone and coal from the hills down in to Brampton. A "chaldron", from which the wood takes its name, was the name given to the wagons carrying these materials; it is also a measure of volume usually applied to coal. Now parts of the line can be walked, giving access to the fells and the surrounding countryside.

Brampton Station is within easy walking distance of Chaldron Wood, making this the perfect woodland to access by train. The market town of Brampton is also close by and is well served by plenty of B+Bs and pubs. In the wider area is the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Geltsdale RSPB reserve, home to a large variety of both native and migrant species.

Well served by a good, shared, sandy access track, the wood also has the convenience a small hard standing for turning vehicles or stacking timber prior to collection. Whether for domestic firewood or more constructive use, Chaldron Wood can provide an ample supply of timber. The felling of some of the coniferous trees would help the regeneration of the native broadleaves or indeed they could be re-introduced by planting, further enhancing the diversity of this already established ancient woodland (PAWS).

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 four boundaries are marked by fence posts with tops painted blue.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 86
  • Grid ref: NY 543 600
  • Nearest post code: CA8 1HW
  • GPS coordinates: 54.9326, -2.71324

Location map


Chaldron Wood is just off the A69 south of Brampton, about 20 mins from Carlisle and an hour from Newcastle.

Satnav: the postcode CA8 1HW is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps. Satnav coordinates are: N 54 : 55 : 58 W 2 : 42 : 11

Click Here for Directions From Bing Maps enter your own postcode, (Chaldron Wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the main gate close to Brampton Station.

Our Directions:

  • Locate Brampton
  • And take the A689 east from the junction with the A69 Carlisle to Newcastle road.
  • After a ¼ mile turn right signed for Brampton Station.
  • After another ¼ mile park at the end of the road close to the Station.
  • Pass through the wooden pedestrian gate which leads to the station platform and turn sharp right.
  • Walk parallel with the railway track for 200 metres and pass through the kissing gate.
  • Follow the footpath round to the right for 300m before taking the left fork opposite a small, fenced transformer.
  • Follow this track for a short distance, on the left of the track you will come across the clearly marked entrance to the wood.

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 open and airy woodland of considerable diversity, containing a fascinating variety of species; located in north Cumbria with easy access by both public and private transport.

Managed by David and Sarah Alty

Telephone: 07795 104 594

Email: davidandsarah@woodlands.co.uk