SOLD: Salix Wood £75,000 Freehold
- Birdwood, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
- about 4 ¾ acres
- Central England
A clearing in the wood
A pathway beneath the trees
Oak and hazel in the east end
The stream at the boundary
The entrance to Salix Wood
Fields to the north east
A bee attracted to woodland flora
Verdant green moss
At the end of a newly renovated track passing through surrounding private woodland the entrance to Salix Wood marks the boundary to a natural and secluded haven. The imposing character of the wood is at once apparent, strongly influenced by the dense and varied tree stock of conifer, hazel, birch and oak interspersed throughout the wood. An atmosphere of stillness and peace prevails and attracts a wide variety of wildlife in search of the protection of the tree cover.
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 willow tree is one of a number of species that thrives in the wet ground and along the banks of water courses. It is often found alongside alder and birch at the fringes of the woodland and could make an ideal addition to this woodland. Salix is the Latin name for willow.
Salix Wood forms part of a larger area of woodland known historically as Birdwood. This is an important local wildlife area that continues to support thriving populations of deer, bird life and small woodland mammals. From the voles and rodents that populate the banks of the stream to the browsing roe deer and the woodland birds in the canopy, the tree cover supports a unique woodland ecosystem. The importance of this biodiversity is difficult to overstate in a time when so much of the surrounding land is given over to the pressures of commercial agriculture and food production.
Access, tracks and footpaths
A secure gated access into the wood then leads along a short length of well maintained access track to the entrance to Salix Wood, where there is ample space to park within the boundary.
A public footpath runs along the short length of the western boundary and a number of private trails are still evident running through the wood providing good access to all parts on foot.
Local area and history
The nearby villages of Birdwood and Huntley offer a friendly welcome at the village pubs if camping overnight to complete a woodland project. Gloucester is only a short drive for more specialist woodland tools and supplies from this most accessible yet peaceful woodland location.
Indicative blue boundary markings on posts and trees run through the wood to the east. A meandering brook passes along the northern boundary and a short section of wall form the boundary to neighbouring property to the west. The near edge of a woodland track marks the boundary to the south.
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 731 189
- Nearest post code: GL19 3EF
- GPS coordinates: 51.8682, -2.39127
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 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 right through the gate and follow the main track for 30 metres then take the right fork. Follow this track through the woods for a further 200 metres until you see a right turn from the track. Follow this turning for a further 100 metres and the entrance and blue markings for Salix Wood will be visible on your right.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL19 3EF is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.
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.