SOLD: Glyndwr Wood £35,000 Freehold


A small wood offering a lot! This is a wonderful chance to take on a very manageable sized corner of woodland and to nurture it into the future.

It's topography and location offer much potential, like it's neighbour Muntjac Wood. Accessed directly off a minor road means it is very easy to get to, and yet Glyndwr Wood still retains a feeling of retreat and tranquility. Level throughout and with wildlife's great asset, a stream, marking its northern boundary, it is species rich, providing so much great habitat for different birds and other creatures and thus providing an inspiring teaching resource, perhaps for a Forest school or other educational workshops.

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.


A good variety both in species and age here contribute to a lovely and interesting small woodland.

At forest floor bluebell, oxalis amongst other wildflowers and indicators of ancient woodland can be found.

Holly, hazel and honeysuckle amongst sapling growth of oak, some alder and birch make up the understory together with some hawthorn at the fringes. Some of the alder has been previously coppiced. Coppice rotation is an underused method of woodland management these days but it's beneficial to the biodiversity of the woodland as well as being a small scale economic generator.

Oak standards are present throughout Glyndwr Wood and the larger woodland Pokes Hole, along with birch, some sweet chestnut, ash and the occasional conifer.


The mixed age woodland with varied species of mainly broadleaf provides great habitat for all manner of wildlife. Muntjac and fallow deer have been spotted here taking advantage of the stream, a great wildlife magnet, together with a great range of birdlife, including wren, robin and mistle-thrush.

Tawny owl are known to nest in the woodland and woodpeckers have been heard regularly.


Designated ancient semi-natural woodland which indicates that if this woodland has ever been clear felled it has regenerated naturally from its original ancient woodland state, and has remained wooded all that time.

A lovely little stream complete with mini waterfall marks the northern boundary.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is excellent, directly off the minor public road and via a newly made forest track, accessible to all vehicles all year round.

There are no public footpaths through Glyndwr Wood or the larger Pokes Hole woodland of which Glyndwr Wood is a part. There is however a network of public footpaths in the surrounding countryside ensuring easy access to walks in this beautiful part of the country.


Woodland activities of any or many kinds could be undertaken with ease here - the ground is level, the access good and there is the option to return some of the woodland to coppice to facilitate supply of small size wood for turning, whittling or green woodworking.

All these assets could be put towards an educational project of some sort, perhaps Forest School or workshops.

Wonderful prospects for observing nature or birdwatching too!

Local area and history

The pretty church of Orcop has an unusual tower the lower level of which is supported on four enormous oak trunks acting as beams.

Nearby Kentchurch Court is a stately home, in the Scudamore family for nearly 1000 years, with much fascinating history - Owain Glyndwr, the last Prince of Wales, is said to have taken refuge here after his rebellion was finally suppressed by the English in the early 15th C. His daughter, Alice was married to John Scudamore.

Woodcarvings by the genius Grinling Gibbons are displayed in the house and beyond the beautiful gardens, in the deer park, which belonged originally to the Knights Templar, can be found Jack of Kent's Oak Tree, an ancient oak with an impressively well rounded circumference measuring 11.3m !

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries of Glyndwr Wood are marked in red paint on wooden marker stakes, trees and fence posts.

The northern boundary is the mid point of the stream and is also marked on wooden marker stakes and trees.

The western boundary runs along the edge of the track.

The southern boundary is fenced and runs along the road.

The eastern boundary is fenced.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 161
  • Grid ref: SO 449 268
  • Nearest post code: HR2 8EU
  • GPS coordinates: 51.937, -2.803

Location map


From Abergavenny or from Hereford take the A465 either north or south depending.

-From the SOUTH: turn off the A465 just after Pontrilas heading east, signposted to Orcop, or Bagwyllydiart.

-From HEREFORD: travel approximately 9.6 miles to Wormbridge, left turn for Bagwyllydiart, continue to the T junction and turn right and continue to the next T junction and turn left.

Continue along this road until you reach the gated entrance to the larger woodland known as Pokes Hole & Hondy Wood on your left, marked by a Woodlands for sale sign.

Park at the gate and please continue on foot. Glyndwr Wood is a short distance along the track on the right, it's entrance marked by a wooden name board and a Woodlands for Sale board.

If you need the code for the pedestrian gate, please call Tamsin or Matt.

Travelling from the EAST: the M50 terminates at Ross on Wye, approximately 10 miles east of the woodland. From Ross take the A49 towards Hereford.

After Michaelchurch and before Harewood End, approx 4 miles, take the left towards Orcop or Bagwyllydiart (Not the A4137).

After 5 miles approximately, the entrance to the woodland will be on your right, marked by 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.

Delightful pocket of ancient semi-natural woodland, very easily accessible and manageable.

Managed by Tamsin and Matt Brown

Telephone: 07956 256101

Telephone: 07950 379533

Email: tamsinandmatt@woodlands.co.uk