Coed Dirion consists of predominantly broadleaf trees with a significant variety of different species. In the past some areas had been utilised as wood pasture, certainly in the 1800s and possibly as recently as the 1960s. However, these areas of land have now fully reverted back to woodland. As a result of this, the farming land would be indistinguishable from the rest of the land without the visual aid of the remains of the old dry stone walls and nearby sheep pens which provide a cultural insight as to how farming was carried out in the past. About one third of Coed Dirion, mostly the north western part, is designated as ancient woodland.
This wood is particularly interesting due to how rare untouched woodland, such as this one, is these days. Typically, woodland is interfered with or managed by forestry workers or farmers, so to see woodland which is untouched for many decades is quite uncommon.
There are many different species of trees growing in this woodland, including oak, ash, silver birch, hazel, rowan, sycamore and holly. In some areas there are thick and very dense understories of hazel, holly and ash. During the months of April and May, carpets of bluebells can be seen, and along with this is a mix of different types of bracken, ferns and during the winter a variety of fungi.
Starting from the road, a recently repaired and upgraded track leads to the wood which provides good access. Coed Dirion has its own parking area which is made apparent with a ridestop which was made from timber from the woodland.
There is also another track that goes through the wood. From this track it is possible to explore more of the woodland and meander down to the impressive cliff face which has the fast flowing Dwynant River at the bottom.
Although Coed Dirion is a sloping wood which ends at the river, there is a lot of potential for the new owners to create level clearings and pathways to make Coed Dirion more accessible
The woodland is particularly enjoyed by the wildlife inhabiting the area. Some of the known wildlife includes various birds such as owl, buzzard, green woodpecker, jay, woodcock, wood warbler and treecreeper. However, there is also the potential for other wildlife to be discovered as the woodland is explored.
This woodland is south easterly facing so during the summer months receives lots of sunshine.
The coastal town of Barmouth is fairly nearby which means that there are tourist attractions and amenities available.
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.
All boundaries are marked indicatively in Blue.
You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.
Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.
OS Landranger: OS No 124
Grid ref: SH 635 180
Nearest post code: LL42 1DZ
Nearest postcode for Satnav LL42 1DZ BUT NOTE: do not take the last turning directed by the satnav (see our map)
Travelling along the A496 from the A470.
Continue along the A496 for approximately 6 miles until you reach the village of Cutiau.
Take the right hand turning signposted for the ‘Glandwr’ B&B (photo 14)
Continue up the hill and along this road for ½ a mile where you will cross a bridge.
Shortly after the bridge there is a layby on the right where there is space to park.
On the opposite side of the road there is a wooden gate with our ‘Woodlands For Sale’ sign, continue past the gate.
Continue along this track until you reach another gate. Turn left just before the gate and Coed Dirion is on the left hand side of the track.
All boundaries are marked indicatively in Blue.
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 his or her 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.
All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.
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.