SOLD: Coed Coch (Red Wood) £65,000 Freehold


Coed Coch is a wood of two halves, or to be more precise a third and two thirds.

The western third of the woodland occupies the higher ground, pretty level for the most part, containing a lovely area of beech and oak with some younger ash around the fringes. The trees are well spaced and allow easy movement through the woodland up here, and lovely views out over the surrounding countryside and to Cardigan Bay only a few miles away. With springtime comes a stunning display of bluebell.

The remaining two thirds of Coed Coch consist of an eastern facing slope covered with dense natural regeneration following a previous clear fell.

Access up to this ridge top retreat is limited to four wheel drive vehicles as the tracks have some very steep sections.

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.


The natural regeneration on the eastern side of Coed Coch is made up of hardy pioneer species including birch, rowan and goat willow leading the charge, with saplings of oak, ash, beech and sycamore following along under their protection, and all among a thick mantle of bramble with flashes of gorse here and there.

Up on the higher level of the woodland, towards its western boundary, there is a stand of beech trees and gnarly temperate oak. Around the fringes of the wood are some young ash.

In this upper part of the woodland, a remarkable quantity of bluebell are on display at forest floor during spring, and other wildflower, honeysuckle and ferns have thrived in this relatively undisturbed quarter of the woodland.


Extensive badger setts are present downhill from Coed Coch in the lower reaches of Coed Rhydtir.

The dense cover of the regenerating area offers good habitat to many birds, and woodpeckers have been heard repeatedly.

Overhead, red kites are often seen circling.


Wonderful views out to the coast from the higher reaches of this woodland.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access to the larger woodland Coed Rhydtir, of which Coed Coch is a part, is directly off the A487 and easily accessible to all vehicles all year round.

Access to Coed Coch itself, is up a stoned forest track with some very steep sections which we would advise is only suitable for four wheel drive vehicles.

There are no public footpaths through Coed Coch or the larger woodland Coed Rhydtir.

Just north of Coed Rhydtir, it's possible to access a public footpath which links to the Wales Coastal Path at the northernmost tip of Aberystwyth.


Potentially a great camping base for further exploration of the wonderful Ceredigion coastline.

There are also opportunities here for conservation of the more mature areas of this woodland and the management of the younger parts, possibly establishing a coppice area to produce material for some form of woodland economy.

Great opportunities for nature and bird watching too!

Local area and history

Aberystwyth is a buzzing university town with all amenities, good food and bars and with its famous long Victorian seafront promenade and Wales' longest pier!

Up on Constitution Hill, at the north end of Aber is the cliff top Camera Obscura.

Ten miles or so inland are the world famous Devil's Bridge Falls and you could even get there on a steam train with The Vale of Rheidol Railway!

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries of Coed Coch are marked in blue paint on wooden marker stakes, fence posts and trees.

The northern boundary is marked with blue paint on marker stakes and trees.

The western boundary is a fenceline.

The eastern boundary runs along the edge of the access track.

The southern boundary is marked with blue paint on marker stakes and trees.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 135
  • Grid ref: SN 617 834
  • Nearest post code: SY23 3BJ
  • GPS coordinates: 52.431, -4.036

Location map


From Aberystwyth, travel north on the A487 towards Bow Street or Talybont.

Continuing downhill on the A487, just after the turning to Penrhyncoch, signposted off to the right, you will see a large pull in on the left and the entrance to the woodland with a Woodlands for Sale signboard.

Park here and continue into the woodland on foot.

Please contact us in advance for the code to the combination lock on the pedestrian gate.

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.

Hilltop woodland with differing habitats of an established area of beech and oak and an area of young regenerating woodland minutes from the Cardigan coastline.

Managed by Tamsin and Matt Brown

Telephone: 07956 256101

Telephone: 07950 379533

Email: tamsinandmatt@woodlands.co.uk