A woodland track running deep into the surrounding forest provides good access to the entrance to Pipet Wood, which takes its name from the tree pipit that is a summer visitor to conifer woodlands in the UK.
Around the hours of dawn or dusk if you are quiet and remain in the shadows you can hear the strange cackle and creaking sound of the secretive sika deer that inhabit this forest as they move through the conifers and across the woodland rides. These majestic animals only inhabit woodlands with low disturbance and it is therefore a good sign that they can be found here.
Ancient woodlands such as these provide an awe-inspiring sense of a proud tradition of the power, patronage and politics of the royal households of the early middle ages. Today the wood we see is much more recent, being mainly pine with occasional hazel and remarkable examples of ancient oak dominating hidden clearings. There are still signs of an ancient past in the smaller ground flora indicator species such as bluebells, dogs mercury and wood sorrel along with interesting fungi species to satisfy the budding mycologist.
There are many types of fern here and soft carpets of sphagnum moss cling to the ancient banks that clearly define the boundaries of Pipet Wood and soften the footfall of the wildlife enthusiast allowing for silent progress through the wood.
The woodland boundary is marked in part by the historic ditches and banks which were an early agricultural method for enclosing grazing land for livestock and raising the levels in poorly drained low lying areas. These have survived for centuries and are still readily identifiable throughout this wooded area. The earthworks predate the wood and have survived beneath the shelter of trees within woodland that is unmolested by modern agricultural practices.
In spite of its peaceful location, Pipet Wood is easy to reach and well connected to the road network and a host of natural and man made attractions in and around the New Forest. In particular The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu where photographs from 1927 of Major Henry Segrave land speed record breaking car Sunbeam are on display.
These details 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 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 196
Grid ref: SU 421 014
Nearest post code: SO42 7YS
From Junction 2 of the M27 proceed south on the Marchwood bypass (A326) for about 8 miles. At the Dibden Purlieu roundabout take the third exit signposted to Beaulieu B3054. Continue for 2 miles before turning left and then immediately right by The Royal Oak pub onto Exbury Road /Summer Lane. After a mile or so along here you will pass by the first of two 'Woodlands For Sale' signs. At the second of these signs there is a locked gateway on your left where you can pull off the road and park before continuing into the woods on foot along the track. (The gate here is kept locked for security but all new woodland owners will be given a key)
After a couple of hundred metres take the left fork of the track (this is the second left turn) and after a further 50 metres you will reach the entrance to Pipet Wood on your right.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code SO42 7YS is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot
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.