SOLD: River-side Wood £135,000 Freehold


Riverside Wood exemplifies the ideal for small woodland ownership as it provides so much of the appeal of the rural environment in one area; with an ideal blend of mature woodland, meadow and river frontage in a private and peaceful setting.

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 diversity here is notable. Many of the species here were planted at a time when woodland was enjoyed for sporting cover and fine specimens of oak and beech have been left to develop to maturity, whilst beneath this capacious canopy slow growing box and laurel have spread to provide wildlife cover amongst the hazel coppice. As the land slopes gently towards the river water tolerant hawthorn, alder and willow can be seen.


A well established mix of diverse trees and plants so near the river Avon, results in a profusion of wildlife. A richness of waterborne insects creates opportunity for numerous indigenous and migrant birds and a strong residual population of woodland mammals thrive in this resource rich environment. It is a common site to see deer browsing in the river meadow and the well worn animals trails down to the waters edge tell of frequent night time visitors. In particular there is strong evidence that beaver colonies are re-establishing themselves in this hospitable riverine habitat after centuries of absence. Distinctive teeth marks on the trees at the water's edge and their unique engineering prowess are present along this stretch of the river.


There is so much here to discover. The woodland tells us much about our recent history. In the first instance the very mix of trees speaks of a time as a playground of the land owning gentry and wealthy industrialists who created and preserved these rural environments for their sporting enjoyment as game cover. More recently the spectre of war hangs over the landscape as the woodland has within it a WW2 pillbox, so named after its distinctive shape and designed to provide a strategic line of defense in the event of enemy invasion.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Riverside Wood retains a high degree of privacy as it is set back from the road along a well made private track that provides a right of way. There are no public footpaths running through the wood.


Access to the river provides numerous possibilities for wildlife observation and also the opportunity to swim, boat, fish, camp and protect this unique rural enclave.

Local area and history

The woodland here was formerly part of the Moulton Hall estate. The principle house known as 'The Hall', can still be seen in the nearby town of Bradford on Avon where the original mansion built in 1610 was rescued from ruin in 1848 by Stephen Moulton who bought new wealth to the town through the manufacture of rubber.

Bradford On Avon is a thriving market town at a bridging point on the river Avon. The historic charm of the town is still much in evidence with a wealth of period buildings dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth century at a time of great local prosperity founded on the wool industry.

Bath is only a few miles further afield with all that the city has to offer.

In accordance with Section 21 of the Estate Agent Act 1979, we declare that there is a personal interest in the sale of this property. The property is being sold by an associate of Woodlands.co.uk

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. 173
  • Grid ref: ST 848 608
  • Nearest post code: BA15 1TS
  • GPS coordinates: 51.3469, -2.21871

Location map


From Bradford On Avon follow the B3107 east towards Holt / Melksham. After a mile you will see a small concreted opening in the hedge on your right hand side as you approach a crossroads (just before the turning into a cottage). This is the access track to the woods. Follow this track across the fields towards the woodland gate; passing the cottage and barns on your left.

This gate is kept locked for security but you can contact Daniel 07780 900192 for the code to the combination padlock. Please make sure this gate is kept secured during and after your visit.

You can then park inside this gateway taking care not to obstruct the track. You will see the entrance and blue markings for Riverside Wood directly in front of you.

Please also refer to the 'wood maps' tab to assist you with finding your way.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BS15 1TS 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.

Riverside Wood is a rare opportunity to purchase a delightful combination of mature broadleaf woodland and meadow with river frontage in the peaceful setting of the verdant Wiltshire countryside.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]