A trip down the sleepy rural lanes of Gloucestershire brings you to the main access gate that leads to Garland Wood. From here a very well maintained forestry track rises from the floor of the Leadon Valley to a higher point where the patchwork fields of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire sprawl into the distance.
The woodland takes its name from a decorative wreath made of flowers or leaves and the name of a nearby information point 'Garland Hut' where there are details on local walks and of the work of the Dymock Poets who lived and worked in the area immediately before the start of the First World War.
Garland Wood is bordered by a good access track. There are a number of suitable points to access the wood from this track along its length. This woodland has a secluded feel, perched high on the hills, surrounded by miles of rich farmland. The absence of roads in proximity to the wood has encouraged retiring wildlife species - both stoat and roe deer are common sightings here.
Garland Wood has remained largely untouched in recent years. In parts the wood is dominated by large beech trees where the high canopy affords marvellous open views of the forest. This is interspersed with occasional large oak clearings and young holly sprouting form the woodland floor. The southern section of the woodlands sits atop an elevated outcrop where scots pine and a thicker shrub layer provide screening for the perfect camping spot with panoramic views across open farmland beneath.
Garland Wood provides habitat for many different plant types from the flowering gorse at the track side to the fragile woodland flowers that thrive in the glades at the fringes basking in the warm afternoon sun from the west. This area could be further enhanced by clearing of some bramble that has been allowed to proliferate in parts.
The surrounding area is characterised by its rural seclusion and extensive agriculture. Nearby the historic town of Ledbury is a useful staging post for woodland supplies and the landmark Cathedral City of Gloucester is within twenty five minutes.
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.
Boundaries are indicated with red markings.
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OS Landranger: OS No 150
Grid ref: SO 728 311
Nearest post code: GL18 2BL
From Gloucester head west on the A40 towards Ross On Wye until the road forks right on the B4215 to Newent.
After about three miles the road forks right at Highleadon onto a country lane which passes through the village of Upleadon after a couple of miles.
Continue straight over the crossroads here for a further couple of miles until a left at the T- junction to Brand Green and then right after a couple of hundred metres into Pool Hill Road. Continue through the winding lanes for a mile or so (passing Pauntley Primary School on your right) until a right turn into Chapel Pitch towards Ketford. After a couple of miles the road drops steeply past Little Ketford Farm and crosses the river Leadon and then bears sharply left at the entrance to Great Ketford Farm.
After a further 300 metres the entrance to the woods is a sharp turn on the right where there is a 'Woodlands For Sale' sign and a locked gate. (Future woodland owners will be provided with a key for vehicular access)
From here Garland Wood is to the left of the track. There is a sign with the name Garland Wood marking one of a number of suitable access points after 300 or so metres. Please use the plans below for additional guidance..
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL18 2BL is for the point with a red dot on plan 2.
Boundaries are indicated with red markings.
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 his or her 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.
All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.
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.