SOLD: Parva Wood £49,000 Freehold


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.


The area that includes Parva Wood is known as Wrington Warren. Until the late 1950s it consisted mainly of arable, rough pasture and small plantations. At this time the better land was planted with Larch, the poorer land in pine. A large proportion was planted with beech with softwood nurse crops. Some of the softwoods were removed after fifty years to reveal a beech woodland, interspersed with birch, ash and ancient yew trees in a delightful mix of established mixed woodland. This now serves as a hub for an enormous variety of wildlife that flourishes in this diverse woodland landscape.


The buyer of Parva Wood will be sharing ownership with roe and muntjac deer, foxes, badgers and stoats, whilst the tree canopy is home to numerous birds including owls, buzzards, woodpeckers to name but a few.


Once within the boundaries of Parva Wood, there is much here worthy of further exploration and investigation. Banks and hollows punctuates the ground at various points throughout the wood and part of an old stone wall is clearly visible. These are thought to possibly be the remnants of a wartime diversionary defence technique of fire pits to draw enemy bombing attacks away from the civilian population in Bristol. The ground has now recovered and merged back into the intricate floral covering of the forest floor.

Access, tracks and footpaths

There is a well maintained private access track leading to Parva Wood and other adjacent privately owned woodland and is not a public right of way.


Woodland of this size and type is not often available to own and it takes its name from its size, meaning small in Latin. Parva Wood is adjacent to other privately owned woodland and an inspiring and supportive community of small woodland owners now thrives here providing plenty of advice and experience to assist if needed. Woodlands.co.uk also provides funding towards woodland courses and membership of small woodland owners groups as part of the purchase process.

Local area and history

The wider area is rural in character set against the dramatic scenery in this part of the Mendip Hills where steep cleeves and wooded gulleys are a defining feature of this stunning landscape but with the benefit of easy access to both the small local settlements of Nailsea and Backwell and the extensive facilities offered by the metropolis of Bristol.

Wood maps

Wood map


Indicative boundary markings are indicated in red on posts and trees through the wood to the east and west and by the fence to the south and the access track to the north.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 172
  • Grid ref: ST 478 659
  • Nearest post code: BS48 3DF
  • GPS coordinates: 51.3906, -2.75101

Location map


From the north leave the M5 at junction 18 (signposted A4 Bristol & Airport). Take the A4 towards Bristol following signs for the Airport (signposted A4 and A370 Bristol & Airport). After passing through Backwell turn left at the village of Brockley into Brockley Combe Road. Proceed up this wooded valley for approx one mile until you see a slip road on your right with signs for Fountain Timber Products. Take this turning and proceed up this hill 200 metres around a sharp right hand bend and as the road bears left look out for a wooden five bar gate on you right next to a yellow sign for Fountain Timber Products. 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.

From here follow the woodland track for 400 metres passing the 'Woodlands For Sale ' sign where you will observe the red markings and name sign for Parva Wood on your left.

From the south leave the M5 at Junction 22, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted A38. At East Brent roundabout joining the A370 take 2nd exit signposted A38 & Airport. Continue on this road for approx 11 miles. Go straight over the roundabout with the airport entrance on your left and turn left at the next set of traffic lights into Downside road. After approx 2 miles you will descend into a wooded valley and see a turning on your left to Fountain Timber Products. From here follow directions as above.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BS48 3DF 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

Free copies of two woodland books

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.

One of few remaining woodlands on offer at this location within easy reach of Bristol in a secluded setting. Predominantly made up of delightful mature beech trees with morning sunshine from open ground at the eastern boundary.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]