Leadon Wood lies within easy reach of the Malvern Hills "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" and the unspoilt countryside of The Forest of Dean. The wood is named after the river Leadon that runs nearby. This tributary of the Severn has a name of Celtic origin, meaning 'broad stream'.
From a secure gated access an excellent woodland track passes through other privately owned woodland on either side until the entrance to Leadon Wood. From here pathways wind amidst the ferns and towering conifer and pass through hidden glades ideal for undisturbed camping trips. This wood has a secluded feel, situated on a raised valley side, surrounded by miles of rich farmland. The absence of roads running immediately next to the wood has encouraged retiring wildlife species - both stoat and roe deer can be spotted here.
The natural beauty of this area was a source of poetic inspiration for a group of young writers immediately prior to the First World War. The Dymock Poets, as they became known after the name of the local village, wrote many works inspired by the woods and dramatic landscape in the area. Rupert Brooke and Robert Frost went on to be associated in particular for their later war poems.
The variety of terrain in Leadon Wood provides habitat for many different plant types from the bracken that dominates the unforested areas to the fragile woodland flowers that thrive in the sunny glades. The area of open ground here is an ideal opportunity for replanting of native tree species or reclaiming this area for pasture.
Near Leadon Wood the thriving market town of Ledbury is a good base for supplies and to browse around the numerous antique shops and local produce retailers. For a range of more extensive services the nearby cathedral city of Gloucester is only twenty-five minutes away.
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
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 732 316
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 600 metres or so walk, following this track until the sign for Leadon Wood on your right. Please use the plans below for additional guidance..
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL18 2BL is indicated by the 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.