SOLD: Blue Hills Wood £65,000 Freehold


The welcoming embrace of the spreading boughs of a veteran oak tree stands guard at the entrance where clear level ground allows for further progress into the sunny clearings.

These large, level clearings sheltered beneath the oak canopy with views through the trees of hilltops across the valley to the south and fertile farmland to the west, are a truly inspirational place to engage with nature.

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.


From the large areas of level ground at the entrance the woodland then slopes gently down the hillside where there is a thick cover of hazel coppice.

Giant oaks reach skyward at regular intervals, indicative of the careful management of this woodland by previous generations that have managed the tree cover and allowed the best specimens to thrive and spread their giant limbs. Space here has also been allowed for the natural regeneration of holly in the generous clearings where sunlight can reach the woodland floor.


The mixed woodland habitat both within Blue Hills Wood and the surrounding privately owned woodland has created a hospitable environment for several species of deer and other woodland mammals. Although there have been no confirmed sightings within the wood; this block of woodland provides important cover at the eastern extremity of an important wildlife corridor that runs westward to the Forest of Dean where wild boar can be found.

Access, tracks and footpaths

An access track which is suitable for most vehicles leads from the highway to the north west corner where there is a parking space.

A rural footpath borders the norther boundary and runs along the western edge of the wood.

Local area and history

The nearby Wye Valley offers a chance to enjoy the scenery from the water and the historic city of Gloucester provides all the facilities necessary for a comfortable camping experience or to begin the journey of managing your own wood.

Wood maps

Wood map


Red coloured indicative boundary markings run through the woods on posts and trees to the east and along the near edge of the track to the north. At the south there is a fence and to the west a hedge runs along the boundary with open fields.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 162
  • Grid ref: SO 730 186
  • Nearest post code: GL19 3EF
  • GPS coordinates: 51.8655, -2.39328

Location map


From Gloucester and the M5 follow signs for Ross On Wye east on the A40. After approximately 7 miles upon entering the village of Birdwood you will see the Kings Head on your left and after a further one hundred metres there is a left turn at the bottom of the pub car park, where, set back from the road is an access gate into the woods and a Woodlands.co.uk 'For Sale' board. Follow this track to the gated entrance to the woods for a few metres as it passes the chicken houses on the left. This gate is kept locked for security but you can contact Daniel 07780 900192 for the code for the combination padlock. Please make sure this gate is kept secured during and after your visit.

Turn right through the gate and follow the main track for 30 metres then take the right fork. Follow this track through the woods for a further 300 metres until you see the entrance and red markings for Blue Hills Wood on your left.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL19 3EF 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

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.

Giant oaks and sunny clearings look out over the rolling farmland of rural Gloucestershire in this most idyllic of settings.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]