SOLD: Ellerbank Wood £35,000 Freehold

  • Canny Hill, Newby Bridge, Cumbria
  • nearly 3 acres
  • Cumbria


Although a former larch plantation, Ellerbank Wood is now a more balanced and interesting mixed woodland. Level areas, gentle slopes, mossy outcrops and a small beck give a rich variety of habitats and wonderful biodiversity.

The now well spaced mature larch creates an open canopy that has allowed understory species to seed and develop. Holly, birch and rowan have each colonised the areas best suited to them while the more wet tolerant alder dominates the beck side. A few small spruce remain from the plantation days and an errant sweet chestnut has become well established.

Feeding scrapes and well worn paths indicate the presence of deer in the locality. Roe is the predominant species in the area although there are local populations of red and fallow. Early morning and late evening are the best times to get a sighting, as the deer move out of the thickets to feed.

The small stream that crosses the landscape supports some unusual and interesting flora. Various water weeds and rushes inhabit the water; damp loving species such as golden saxifrage populate the marshy edges. Moisture loving alder, once an important coppice crop, add to the diversity of the woodland.

The undisturbed nature of the landscape means that animals that shy from human activity can make their home here. Various reptiles; adders, lizards and grass snakes can be seem soaking up the rays on a sunny day.

An ideal wood for conservation and nature watching with overnight camping perfectly possible on the level areas.

Now part of the National Park the area was once teeming with industry. The nearby Dolly Blue factory, now a popular hotel, and the Stott Park bobbin mill are a mere fraction of what once was. The coppiced woodland of south Lakeland was a valuable resource, supplying the Lancashire mills with numerous resources.

Nearby Newby Bridge, once a part of Lancashire, is a small village adjoining the River Leven at the southern end of Lake Windermere. Its name is derived from the five-arched stone bridge built across the river in 1651. It caters mainly for the passing tourist trade, and has a railway station on the preserved Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Newby Bridge is a convenient base to explore the Furness peninsula and southern Lakeland areas.

Access: via Hazelrigg Lane through Canny Hill from the A590(T). There is a communal hard standing area for parking just at the shared entrance and another area for parking inside the ridestop at the entrance to Hawhill Wood.

The Area: With Lakeland fells to the north and Morecambe Bay to the south, Ellerbank Wood is perfectly located in the Lake District National Park, world famous for its beauty and ruggedness. There are plenty of places to stay including a number of B+Bs in the local area.

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


The boundary is marked by fence posts with painted blue tops on all four sides

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 96
  • Grid ref: SD 370 848
  • Nearest post code: LA12 8NY
  • GPS coordinates: 54.2557, -2.96727

Location map


Just south of Newby Bridge off the A590(T) about 20 mins west of the M6 junction 36.

Satnav: the postcode LA12 8NY is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps. Satnav coordinates are: N 54 : 15 : 26 W 2 : 57 : 46

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

Our Directions:

  • Exit the M6 at Junction 36 and proceed onto the A590(T) signed to Barrow.
  • Proceed for approximately 3 miles where you exit to the left and at the roundabout continue on the A590 signed for A590 Barrow and Milnthorpe.
  • Continue on the A590 for 11 miles
  • Take the second left after the end of the new dual carriageway signed to Canny Hill.
  • Follow this road until the T Junction is reached and turn sharp left.
  • The main entrance gate is 100 metres further along the road on the right by the 'for sale" sign.
  • Park close to the entrance gate, please try not to block access to the wood.
  • Walk into the car park beyond the gate, and take the track which starts towards the left of the hard standing. Follow the stone track uphill. Ellerbank Wood is on the right, the entrance is clearly marked with a ride stop, name sign and a Woodlands for sale sign.

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 convenient to access larch and regenerated broad leaf woodland, located in the Lake District National Park in the vicinity of Windermere.

Managed by David and Sarah Alty

Telephone: 07795 104 594

Email: davidandsarah@woodlands.co.uk