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Bedalder Wood, Cornwall - Over 3 ½ acres, £39,000

Bedalder Wood

From its source high on Bodmin Moor, the River Bedalder flows south, merging with the Dewey near Pantersbridge then continuing on to join the Fowey at Two Waters Foot. Whilst the river's alternative name - the Warleggan River - is easily understood; the river flows through the parish of Warleggan [from 'worlegan', meaning high place], the derivation of the name 'Bedalder' is less certain. One common explanation is that Bedalder is a corruption of the Cornish word medhalder, meaning sweetness.

One thing which is certain is that from the moment you enter Bedalder Wood, the river is a constant presence, flowing all the way along the woodland's western boundary, over shallow, boulder-strewn sections and deeper, more mysterious pools. Small trout can be seen darting through the water - trying to avoid the attentions of kingfishers and heron, whilst at certain times of year, migratory salmon and sea trout make their way upstream to their spawning grounds. You might also catch a glimpse of a dipper, bobbing and ducking on a boulder mid-stream.

The woodland nearest to the river is on level ground and near the entrance there is a hard standing area together with a concrete shed-base and a picnic bench. Just a short way further along the riverside track you will find a stone 'face' - possibly an old quarry, but now a space which is very sheltered - a great spot to sit and observe all the natural life around you.

Also starting near the woodland entrance is a wide, stoned track which leads up through the beech & oak woodland to the southern boundary. A short way along this track another pathway heads towards the eastern boundary, before curving back round and down, back to the entrance. If you explore Bedalder Wood you will discover shallow diggings, long grown over. These could very well be the remains of costaining pits - exploratory, surface level diggings used to ascertain whether there was tin (or other metals) in the area.

The mature broadleaved trees form a canopy over the woodland in summer and provide a crunchy carpet of leaves and beechmast during autumn and winter. Then, in spring, before the leaves fully emerge, the woodland floor comes to life with a colourful display of bluebells and wood anemones.

Bedalder Wood is rich in reminders of the area's industrial heritage as well as its present day natural treasures.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Dick White.

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.

  • Price: £39,000 Freehold
  • Location: Mount, Bodmin, Cornwall
  • Size: Over 3 ½ acres for sale


All boundaries are indicated with purple markings on posts and trees.

The northern and eastern boundaries are banks with stock fencing.

The southern boundary is a line of posts.

The western boundary is the river.

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Local manager

dick Dick White
07821 254694 or 01566 784275

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OS Landranger: OS No 109
Grid ref: SX 158 671
Nearest post code: PL14 6HX



The woodlands can be reached either from the A30 to the north or the A38 to the south.

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Satnav/GPS note: the postcode PL14 6HX is for Great Tredinnick Farm, the point shown by the red dot on the two location maps.


All boundaries are indicated with purple markings on posts and trees.

The northern and eastern boundaries are banks with stock fencing.

The southern boundary is a line of posts.

The western boundary is the river.

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