SOLD: Lysander Wood £110,000 Freehold


The welcoming embrace of the spreading boughs of veteran oak trees standing guard at the wood's edge, invites further progress into the sunny clearings of Lysander Wood.

These secluded, sheltered areas beneath the oak canopy provide glimpses of views through the trees of hilltops across the valley to the south and fertile farmland to the east, making this a truly inspirational place to engage with nature.

From the large areas of level ground at the northern edge the woodland then slopes gently down the hillside where there is a thick cover of hazel, oak, birch and holly.

The giant oaks reach skyward at regular intervals, indicative of the careful management of this woodland by previous generations that have maintained the tree cover and allowed the best specimens to thrive and spread their giant limbs. Space here has also been allowed for the natural regeneration of holly in the generous clearings where sunlight can reach the woodland floor.

The rich autumn colours of burnt orange and gold are a delight to behold as the annual regeneration process transforms the look and feel of the wood.

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.


This is a good example of the multiple layers of woodland growth beneath the canopy. The woodland naturally regenerates a ground layer, shrub layer and new canopy where older trees reach the end of their lives and open the woodland to the restorative power of sunlight.

Sunny clearings within the wood make perfect camping opportunities, where on clear moonlit nights this enchanting setting is evocative of many a theatrical romantic encounter such as that of Lysander and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, from which the wood takes its name.


Ancient boundary bank and veteran beech trees and clearings.

Access, tracks and footpaths

An access track which is suitable for most vehicles leads from the highway to the north west corner where there is a parking space.

A rural footpath borders the norther boundary and runs along the western edge of the wood.

Local area and history

Beyond Lysander Wood the natural beauty of the surrounding area draws many visitors. Numerous walking trails cross the county including The Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path. The Wye Valley offers a chance to enjoy the scenery from the water and the historic city of Gloucester provides all the facilities necessary for a comfortable camping experience or to begin the journey of managing your own wood.

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 162
  • Grid ref: SO 735 187
  • Nearest post code: GL19 3EF
  • GPS coordinates: 51.8668, -2.38554

Location map


From Gloucester and the M5 follow signs for Ross On Wye east on the A40. After approximately 7 miles upon entering the village of Birdwood you will see the Kings Head pub on your left and after a further one hundred metres there is a left turn at the bottom of the pub car park, where, set back from the road is an access gate into the woods and a Woodlands.co.uk 'For Sale' board. Follow this track to the gated entrance to the woods for a few metres as it passes the chicken houses on the left. This gate is kept locked for security but you can contact Daniel 07780 900192 for the code for the combination padlock. Please make sure this gate is kept secured during and after your visit.

Turn left through the gate and you will see the red markings and name sign for Lysander Wood on your right after 20 metres.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL19 3EF is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

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 their 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.

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.

Located at the eastern edge of a larger block of broadleaf woodland, Lysander Wood looks out from a towering oak canopy across the rolling fields of rural Gloucestershire.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]