SOLD: Harebridge Wood £45,000 Freehold

  • Canny Hill, Newby Bridge, South Lakes
  • about 5⅓ acres
  • Cumbria


Situated in a beautiful, slightly elevated, position, Harebridge Wood is less than a mile from the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Views out of the wood look towards the ridge of Newton Fell.

The wood was a plantation, first planted in the 1960s and managed for timber: a number of years ago it was thinned out leaving some widely spaced specimen larch trees and a wide selection of other species which provides an ideal opportunity to plant new trees. Seedlings from the larger trees around the edge of the wood are starting to regenerate and these could be nurtured and encouraged. These trees include cherry, hawthorn, birch, alder, rowan, willow and sycamore. Also present in the wood are a diverse selection of mosses, lichens and ferns as well as wild raspberries and blackberries. There are a few foxgloves in the early summer and where the bracken thins out woodland plant species like bedstraw and wood sorrel can be found.

The sharp eyed observer will be able to watch woodpeckers of both the greater spotted and green variety as well as wrens and a variety of small birds that make their home in the wood or come to feed on the abundant insect life. You can hear the mew of buzzards and the cronk of ravens overhead. There are signs of deer, both roe and red all around.

A short walk from the parking area there is a level area with a bench underneath some sycamore trees. The wood is enclosed with traditional stone walls and is subject to the CROW Act 2000, meaning there is public access on foot only. A number of other stone walls run through the wood hinting at its former life as open fell where sheep were gathered.

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. Harebridge Wood is accessed from the ride stop entrance with parking and a path that leads to a small levelled area.

The Area: With Lakeland fells to the north and Morecambe Bay to the south, Harebridge 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 boundaries are indicated by mauve markings on posts and walls.

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 373 851
  • Nearest post code: LA12 8NY
  • GPS coordinates: 54.2563, -2.96297

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 Harebridge 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 you will notice the entrance to Harebridge Wood is on the left. 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.

Within a mile of Lake Windermere with the fells close by, a wildlife-rich woodland.

Managed by David and Sarah Alty

Telephone: 07795 104 594

Email: davidandsarah@woodlands.co.uk