Gladdon Wood occupies a peaceful location within The Cranbourne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The primary purpose of the AONB designation is to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area, now and for future generations. The area has an important historic legacy from the Bronze and Iron ages, when the area became settled and large areas of pasture and arable farmland were created. The pastures of the Downs date from this period and basic woodland management was practised.
Within this diverse and precious landscape of rolling grassland, ancient woodlands, chalk escarpments and river valleys, Gladdon Wood is a mixed woodland of beech, oak and ash and some areas of mature conifer.
There is great variety here of both tree type and age making for an unexpected encounter at every turn as young self seeded hazel and ash thrive amongst mature beech and spruce. Bright red berries on the holly and vivid pink flowering rhododendron also add colour and variety to the understory, whilst impressive blue blankets of bluebells cover the woodland floor in spring.
Gladdon Wood has the added benefit of its own private access from the highway and an open area of grassland which makes a delightful sunny camping area and offers a great opportunity for replanting of native broadleaf trees or wild flower meadow. Gladdon, from which the wood takes its name, is a native type of Iris found in woodland and grassland in Southern Britain.
The local area is farming country and the nearby town of Warminster offers a range of small town services and a branch of Mole Valley Farmers a few minutes away is great for tools and forestry equipment of all types. Within half an hour in either direction you have Bath and Salisbury.
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 blue markings
This wood is no longer available. For more woods in the area, please see the regional page or contact our regional manager. To be notified as soon as new woods become available, please subscribe to our regional mailing lists, or subscribe to notifications in one of our apps for iPhone and Android.
OS Landranger: OS No 183
Grid ref: ST 880 428
Nearest post code: BA12 8BB
Leave the A36 that runs between Bath and Salisbury at the roundabout junction with the A350 near Warminster signed south to Blandford and Poole. After about 100 yards Five Ash Lane is on your left. Follow the lane for about a mile until you see a single metal entrance gate on your left. The ground at this entrance has been improved with a stone base. There is a name sign for 'Gladdon Wood' and small 'For Sale' sign inside this entrance. (If you have reached a large 'Woodlands For Sale' sign on your left by double metal gates you have gone too far along the lane) You can park near the locked gate and proceed into the woods on foot. (This gate is kept locked for security purposes. The new owner will be provided with a key. For the purposes of viewing, access on foot is possible over the bank by the signboard)
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code SO42 7YS is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot on plan two.
Boundaries are indicated with blue 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.