A wood of great natural beauty, best summarised by the sentiment of Lascelles Abercrombie, one of the local Dymock Poets from the early twentieth century, in his poem about the area, The Dream (Ryton Firs)
A bed for summer afternoons, this grass;
But in the Spring, not too softly entangling
For lively feet to dance on, when the green
Flashes with daffodils.
From Marcle way,
From Dymock, Kempley, Newent, Bromesberrow,
Redmarley, all the meadowland daffodils seem
Running in golden tides to Ryton Firs,
To make the knot of steep little wooded hills
Their brightest show: O bella età de l'oro!
Now I breathe you again, my woods of Ryton:
Not only golden with your daffodil-fires
Lying in pools on the loose dusky ground
Beneath the larches, tumbling in broad rivers
Down sloping grass under the cherry trees
And birches: but among your branches clinging
A mist of that Ferrara-gold I first
Loved in the easy hours then green with you;
Lascelles Wood forms part of Ryton Firs as mentioned in the poem and has many different tree species including young spruce and fir along with beech, hazel and ash. There are a number of more open areas allowing for sweeping panoramic views across to the Herefordshire border in the west. Although the ground flora here has become thick over time, a little labour soon creates the most delightful camping spots from which to fully appreciate the landscape. The opportunity here to reclaim part of such a wild environment offers great possibilities without compromising the natural habitat of the many birds and mammals that thrive here.
Despite its unspoilt setting, access to Lascelles Wood is excellent, as the recently repaired forestry track that leads to the entrance is of a high quality, suitable for a normal family car.
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 orange 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 731 317
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 700 metres or so walk, following this track until the sign for Lascelles 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 shown on the location map by the red dot
Boundaries are indicated with orange 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.