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Bladud Wood, Somerset - About 5 ¼ acres, £59,000

Bladud Wood

Nurturing sunlight filters through the high canopy of beech, ash and oak and breathes life across the forest floor. The celandines and bluebells thrive in the open glades and for the woodland forager the wild garlic emits its pungent odour for a brief time in spring before giving way to the mixed woodland grasses and leafy clumps of wood sorrel and dogs mercury. Whilst garlic and sorrel may find their place in the country kitchen the 'dog' of dog mercury relates to the fact that it is historically a plant of little use.

The name of this woodland has an interesting history. It was whilst banished from his father's kingdom that the legendary Celtic Prince Bladud noticed his herd of pigs was cured of their infections after bathing in the nearby warm springs and so he then used the natural waters to recover from leprosy and founded the nearby city of Bath around the healing waters.

The wetland along the banks of the river Avon borders Bladud Wood to the north west. This area is a rich natural environment; providing important habitat for insects, birds and delicate flora. In particular this richness attracts a variety of protected bat species for which the wood is an important feeding ground. The White Admiral butterfly has been spotted fluttering through the wood catching the shafts of sunlight that filter through the tree canopy upon its translucent wings.

Bladud Wood occupies a very secluded location away from public rights of way and is therefore a peaceful place to enjoy camping trips and forestry projects in a completely natural environment away from all the hustle and bustle of modern day life. From within Bladud Wood it is hard to imagine that the historic city of Bath lies just a few miles to the west and is within an easy walk. The wider area has plenty here to offer the woodland owner, with nearby access to the Kennet and Avon Canal the stunning scenery of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Beauty and the splendour of Georgian Bath.

These details were prepared by local manager Daniel Sharp.

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: £59,000 Freehold
  • Location: Conkwell, Bath, Somerset
  • Size: About 5 ¼ acres for sale


Boundaries are indicated with pink coloured markings on posts and trees. The access track defines the eastern boundary and to the west a post and wire fence runs along the boundary with open meadow. To the north and south coloured marker posts form the boundary running through the woodland.

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Local manager

daniel Daniel Sharp
07780 900192

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OS Landranger: OS No 172
Grid ref: ST 791 631
Nearest post code: BA15 2JE



Exit junction 18 of the M4 and follow signs to Bath on the A46. After a few miles the road becomes a dual carriageway. Continue past the exit to Bath city centre and after a further mile or so there is a roundabout signposted right to Bradford On Avon on the A363. Follow this road as it climbs up the hill for about half a mile until a small turning on the right to Warleigh. Continue along Warleigh Lane for a couple of miles as it climbs up hill through the woods and at the end of a lane forms a T-junction. Turn right and after about 50 metres there is a track on your right that leads through a section of woodland to the entrance to the wood.

This gate is kept locked (the new owner will be given a key for vehicular access) but you can continue on foot along the track for a couple of hundred metres until you reach a fork in the track by an old shipping container. Keep to the far left track as it bends sharply round and continue for a further 300 metres down the valley side until you meet the intersection with another track, at which point turn right and proceed for 250 metres to the bottom of this track, turn left and after a further 100 metres you will see the sign for Bladud Wood on your right.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BA15 2JE is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot on plan 2.


Boundaries are indicated with pink coloured markings on posts and trees. The access track defines the eastern boundary and to the west a post and wire fence runs along the boundary with open meadow. To the north and south coloured marker posts form the boundary running through the woodland.

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