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Scrofa Wood - SOLD, Gloucestershire - Nearly 4 ½ acres, £49,000

Scrofa Wood - SOLD

Scrofa Wood takes its name from the Latin name for the wild boar 'sus scrofa', that roam here. These reclusive animals are mainly nocturnal and daytime sightings are unusual. There presence is indicated by the patches of disturbed ground where they actively forage with powerful snouts ideally evolved for digging into the earth in search of roots and grubs.

Scrofa Wood is a forest of dramatic proportions. Towering red cedar and Norway spruce reach skyward forming a dense canopy that shelters the woodland floor piled thick with soft needles and intersected with flowing drainage channels.

The woodland tells a tale of its recent past as a pheasant rearing area. The post and wire enclosure to protect the young birds from forest predators is still present and well used tracks provide vehicle access deep into Scrofa Wood. The discontinuation of this activity has lead to a recovery of the woodland grasses and fragile mosses that thrive in sunny clearings throughout Scrofa Wood and it is now an atmospheric and enchanting environment to spend time immersed in the natural world.

Access to the wood is via a good woodland track that in turn leads to a quiet country lane in the attractive village of Blaisdon. This unspoilt area of the country has for centuries attracted visitors to enjoy the stunning natural landscape of the Wye valley and the forest of Dean. This once mainly forested landscape was an extensive royal hunting ground for generations and in modern times is rich in local history and mythology; where rural craft, folklore and legend combine in this unique rural enclave.

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.

  • Price: £49,000 Freehold
  • Location: Blaisdon, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Size: Nearly 4 ½ acres for sale


Boundaries are indicated by red markings on posts and trees that run through the wood along the south, east and west boundaries. The edge of the access track forms the boundary to the north.

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Local manager

daniel Daniel Sharp
07780 900192

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OS Landranger: OS No 162
Grid ref: SO 717 175
Nearest post code: GL17 0AL



From Gloucester and the M5 follow signs for Ross On Wye east on the A40. After approximately 7 miles take a left turn at the traffic lights in Huntley along the A4136 Monmouth Road. After about half a mile take the left fork to Blaisdon and proceed for a further half mile whereupon you will see a track on your left on a right hand bend with a white house just opposite. Follow this track to the gated entrance into the woods. This is kept locked but you can contact Daniel at Woodlands.co.uk for the code.

Follow the main track to the right for 250 metres and then take a left turning and then after a further 250 turn right. Follow the track for a further 300 meters and you will come across the red markers and name sign for Scrofa Wood on your right.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL17 0AL is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.


Boundaries are indicated by red markings on posts and trees that run through the wood along the south, east and west boundaries. The edge of the access track forms the boundary to the north.

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