SOLD: Brights Wood £95,000 Freehold


As sunlight filters through the the mature beach, ash and oak, it stimulates the growth of young bluebells, wood anemone and wood sorrel on the forest floor. The wood emerging into spring is a glorious array of green shoots growing from the leaf litter. The 'Gallant Soldier' of the daisy family is said to be useful in the treatment of injury and for flavouring in cooking, having originally been introduced to this country from Peru.

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.


Woodland habitat of the type found at Brights Wood and the surrounding woodland is a crucial refuge for wildlife in the face of increasing agricultural demand. This important buffer provides habitat for wild flowers and grasses along the tracks and clearings, supporting a variety of insects and birds that would otherwise be in decline. For the new owner it also affords fantastic camping opportunities to awaken to the extensive views through the woodland to distant rolling hills beyond.


Tucked away, in a secluded part of a larger area of private woodland there are some delightful hidden clearings awaiting discovery, where elevated level areas of well drained woodland give way to the gentle sloping ground that affords such wonderful views. Brights Wood is an ideal spot for nature lovers to enjoy some isolation from the world outside and to observe at close quarters the wildlife that flourishes in this environment.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Brights Wood is located towards the end of a recently restored length of woodland track that wends its way through surrounding woodland and as such offers excellent access for vehicles. There is a suitable parking area within the boundary of Brights Wood before unmade tracks and pathways lead further under the tree cover.

A rural footpath runs along the access track and the south boundary of the wood and is a great access point for exploring the open countryside to the west.

Local area and history

The enchanting rural area around the wood has many other local landmarks of note, including Brights Hill itself from which the wood takes its name. This nearby local feature of the surrounding countryside is a great vantage point from which to enjoy views of the rolling agricultural heartlands of Gloucestershire.

Wood maps

Wood map


Indicative blue boundary markings on posts and trees run through the wood to the east and west. The northern boundary is the edge of the access track and to the south is mostly post and wire fence and a section of woodland track.

Find this wood

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


  • Grid ref: SO 731 186
  • Nearest post code: GL19 3EF
  • GPS coordinates: 51.8656, -2.39116

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 200 metres until you see the entrance and blue markings for Brights 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 our woodland book

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.

Mixed habitat of classic broadleaf woodland, sheltered clearings and far reaching views across neighbouring countryside.

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Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]