SOLD: Astral Wood £65,000 Freehold


This woodland has the variety and interest of many a larger wood. There is a mix of mature broadleaf species and hidden clearings from which to enjoy the woodland environment surrounded by other privately owned woodland and the flower rich grasslands of Dorset Wildlife Trust land. Amongst the towering oak, birch and beech there are small areas of hazel that appear at some time in the past to have been coppiced and the dense cover is perfect for browsing deer that are frequently seen here.

From immersion within the secluded natural environment of Astral Wood there is an easy return back to the reality of everyday life as the wood, in spite of its rural setting, is readily accessible close to the A356 connecting Dorchester to Crewkerne. The wider area has plenty to offer the woodland owner, with the delights of the South coast and the numerous historic market towns of rural Dorset awaiting exploration.

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.


Such is the importance of this natural environment that it is covered by a tree preservation order aimed at ensuring its continued existence as an important place where rare species can thrive. Numerous insects and butterflies are attracted to the sunny rides at the woodland fringes and the clean air of the wood, including the Brown Argus butterfly

Access, tracks and footpaths

Woodland tracks through neighbouring woodland lead directly to the entrance to Astral Wood from the highway as shown on the accompanying plans. There are no public footpaths running through or alongside Astral Wood.

Local area and history

The dramatic sweeping countryside of rural Dorset is an uplifting spectacle. This area is sparsely populated and characterised by small rural communities and attractive villages. The nearby village of Toller Porcorum exemplifies these ancient settlements with an interesting church known for its 'drooping chancel'. An architectural feature of a lop-sided arch to reflect the head of Christ on the cross.

Wood maps

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

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 194
  • Grid ref: ST 556 002
  • Nearest post code: DT2 0QD
  • GPS coordinates: 50.8002, -2.63119

Location map


From Dorchester 10 miles to the south or Crewkerne 10 miles to the north follow the A356 until sign posted to Higher Kingcombe on the western side of the road.

From here the lane leads a few hundred yards until a sharp right hand bend at which point the entrance to the wood is set back 20 metres or so on the left hand side.

From a car parking area near this entrance you can proceed on foot straight up the woodland track beyond the locked access gate for approximately 400 metres (continuing straight on past a track on your right after 200 metres) The track then turns right and the orange markings and name sign for Astral Wood will become visible after fifty metres on your left.

Please refer to the plans to assist you with finding your way.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code DT2 0QD is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

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.

Established woodland tracks along the boundaries of Astral Wood make this a clearly defined and manageable self contained woodland in the delightful setting of rural Dorset.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]