As the sun rises over Iddens Wood the autumn mist melts away between the hulking forms of beech and oak to reveal a far reaching panorama of rolling countryside stretching away into the distance across the Herefordshire / Gloucestershire border.
It is easy to understand how this area of woodland became such a source of inspiration to the early twentiecth century 'Dymock' poets; named after the nearby village where this celebrated group made their home in the years just before World War One. Iddens Wood takes its name from the cottage 'Little Iddens' where one of the group, Robert Frost lived with his family.
Once within the woodland there is much to occupy the enthusiastic woodland owner. Towards the northern end of Iddens Wood, where the thickness of the beech canopy reduces, sunlight has encouraged growth of ground flora and smaller specimens of holly and hazel amongst secluded undulations down the valley side.
Wildlife includes roe, fallow and munjac deer along with foxes and badgers. The tree canopy above is home to numerous bird species including the tawny owl which can be heard most evenings and during the day the familiar thud thud thud of woodpeckers adds to the atmosphere.
Near the entrance, large level sections of ground are ideal for access by vehicle and to set up 'base camp' for woodland camping visits and family forestry activities. Waking up here on a summer morning to delightful sweeping rural views will be one of the many joys for a new owner of Iddens Wood.
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 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 150
Grid ref: SO 729 313
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 it is 400 metres or so walk, following this track until the sign for Iddens Wood on your left. 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 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.