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Cleeve Wood, Somerset - About 6 acres, £75,000

Cleeve Wood

The area that includes Cleeve Wood is known as Wrington Warren. Until the late 1950s it consisted mainly of arable, rough pasture and small plantations. At this time the better land was planted with Larch, the poorer land in pine. A large proportion was planted with beech with softwood nurse crops. Some of the softwoods were removed after 50 years to reveal a beech woodland, interspersed with birch, ash and ancient yew trees in a delightful mix of established mixed woodland. This now serves as a hub for an enormous variety of wildlife that flourishes in this diverse woodland landscape.

Once within the boundaries of Cleeve Wood, there is much here worthy of further exploration and investigation. A series of banks and hollows punctuates the ground at various points throughout the wood. These are thought to possibly be the remnants of a wartime diversionary defence technique of fire pits to draw enemy bombing attacks away from the civilian population in Bristol. The ground has now recovered and merged back into the intricate floral covering of the forest floor.

The wood takes its name from a nearby village and the dramatic scenery in this part of the Mendip Hills where steep cleeves and wooded gulleys are a defining feature of this stunning landscape.

Whilst Cleeve Wood is enveloped by other privately owned secluded woodland, the wider area is rural in character but with the benefit of easy access to both the small local settlements of Nailsea and Backwell and the extensive facilities offered by the metropolis of Bristol.

A very tiny section located in the south west corner is designated as SSSI.

These particulars 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: £75,000 Freehold
  • Location: Brockley, Nailsea, Somerset
  • Size: About 6 acres for sale


Boundaries are indicated by red markings on posts and trees. The northern edge of the wood is bordered by the access track and an old stone wall runs along the southern edge to neighbouring woodland. Other boundaries are indicated by red coloured marker posts running through the wood

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Local manager

daniel Daniel Sharp
07780 900192

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How to find this woodland

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.

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OS Landranger: OS No 172
Grid ref: ST 473 654
Nearest post code: BS48 3DF



From the north leave the M5 at junction 18 (signposted A4 Bristol & Airport). Take the A4 towards Bristol following signs for the Airport (signposted A4 and A370 Bristol & Airport). After passing through Backwell turn left at the village of Brockley into Brockley Combe Road. Proceed up this wooded valley for approx one mile until you see a slip road on your right with signs for Fountain Timber Products. Take this turning and proceed up this hill 200 metres around a right hand bend and as the road bears left look out for a wooden five bar gate on you right next to a yellow sign for Fountain Timber Products. 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.

From here follow the woodland track for 600 metres passing the 'Woodlands For Sale ' sign until the first turning on your left. Follow the track as it meanders through the woods until a T Junction after 400 metres where you turn right and follow the track for a further 200 metres where you will find Cleeve Wood on your left.

From the south leave the M5 at Junction 22, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted A38. At East Brent roundabout joining the A370 take 2nd exit signposted A38 & Airport. Continue on this road for approx 11 miles. Go straight over the roundabout with the airport entrance on your left and turn left at the next set of traffic lights into Downside road. After approx 2 miles you will descend into a wooded valley and see a turning on your left to Fountain Timber Products. From here follow directions as above.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BS48 3DF is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.


Boundaries are indicated by red markings on posts and trees. The northern edge of the wood is bordered by the access track and an old stone wall runs along the southern edge to neighbouring woodland. Other boundaries are indicated by red coloured marker posts running through the wood

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