Milton Wood takes its name from the Milton series of soil classification that is characterised by deep loamy soils of the type found in the area, and that make the surrounding countryside such attractive and productive farmland.
Milton Wood has a very remarkable and attractive feature in the form of a large woodland pond that is a tremendous draw for wildlife in the area. This body of water is thought to date back to the second world war when enemy bombers shed their payload during raids on the Austin factory in nearby Longbridge.
The inadvertent legacy of this period is a far cry from these troubled times. The pond at Milton Wood is now a place where life in many forms can thrive. The balmy summer's evening air is alive with the chorus of croaking toads, feasting on the waterborne insects. A variety of mosses and algae flourish in the watery shadow of towering oak, ash and alder. Stunning woodland flora lie undisturbed in the grassy clearings. Amongst these are the common spotted orchid and the purple flower of the hedge woundwort - that is such an irresistible draw for bees and is thought to have been used in traditional medicine due to its healing properties.
Light from the adjacent open field penetrates through the dense tree cover, stimulating growth of woodland plants and grasses on the forest floor. A small tin shelter by the entrance, with a bit if attention could provide useful tool storage for the family forestry projects that await
A short stroll from Milton Wood the Worcester and Birmingham Canal winds its way through the rural landscape as it has since 1815 when it was constructed to facilitate the journey from the numerous workshops of Birmingham to The river Severn at Worcester and the developing world beyond. A short stroll along the canal side will bring you to Tardebridge locks, the longest in the country with just over thirty locks in the space of two miles.
Nearby Redditch and Bromsgrove provide a variety of everyday goods and services and despite being readily accessible seem like a world away once inside the refuge of the woods.
These particulars and plans 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 139
Grid ref: SP 020 702
Nearest post code: B97 6RB
From The M5 exit at Junction 5 and follow signs to Bromsgrove and Birmingham A38 for about 4 miles and 5 roundabouts. At traffic lights turn right onto Stoke Road. Continue forward onto Finstall Road - then at the T-junction turn right onto Alcester Road - B4184 and left onto Tutnall Lane. Follow the lane for half a mile or so until it forks to the right crossing over Hewell Lane to become Brockhill Lane. After another mile and a half pass The Hereford and Worcester Shooting Ground and take the unmade track on your left after a further 300 metres. Proceed to the end of this track until you pass through two sets of gates, where you will see a 'Woodlands for sale' sign. You can park here in the enclosure before the locked third gate. Continue along the forest track on foot for 400 metres until you reach a left turn. Take this turning and continue for 100 metres, following the track as it turns to the right. After a further 100 metres as the track meets an open field the entrance to Milton Wood is on your right.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code B97 6RB is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.
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.