SOLD: Fines Wood £45,000 Freehold

  • Canny Hill, Newby Bridge, Cumbria
  • just over 4 ¼ acres
  • Cumbria


A woodland of very distinct areas, each with a unique ecosystem; Fines wood is well worth viewing on the ground. After a short climb up a gentle bank the wood opens up with distinct level ledges. A former conifer plantation that was clear felled some years ago, the wood has benefited from natural succession. Several majestic larch remain but as the canopy is open, the result is a light and airy feel with holly, birch and alder occupying the understory. Even an occasional oak is present, with honeysuckle, fern and gorse adding to the variety.

The lower areas have a small but free flowing stream crossing them. This supports a variety of mosses and moisture loving plants along its banks. Here can be found stands of alder, once an important coppice crop in the area.

This floral variety supports a corresponding abundance of wildlife. Tits and finches forage amongst the undergrowth whilst buzzards keep a watchful eye from above. On a warm sunny day reptiles such as adders and lizards can be chanced upon building up their body heat on the rocks. As the various well worn tracks indicate, roe deer roam freely throughout the wood. Finding a quiet spot to sit and watch will be well rewarded as the native inhabitants go about their daily lives. Something different on every occaision.

Fines wood is excellent landscape in which to pursue interests such as conservation and nature watching , with overnight camping along the ridge a virtual must.

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


Boundaries are marked by fence posts with painted red tops on two sides and red markings on dry stone walls on the other two 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 371 850
  • Nearest post code: LA12 8NY
  • GPS coordinates: 54.2571, -2.9664

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 Fines 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. Fines 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 varied landscape and mixed species woodland located in the Lake District National Park, easily accessed and close to Windermere and Newby Bridge.

Managed by David and Sarah Alty

Telephone: 07795 104 594

Email: davidandsarah@woodlands.co.uk