SOLD: Toller Wood £85,000 Freehold


Toller Wood occupies a most peaceful setting, located deep within the gently rolling hills of West Dorset where the agricultural downlands descend gradually towards the Jurassic coastline of the English Channel. The area is relatively sparsely populated, made up principally of small rural communities, such as the nearby village of Toller Porcorum, served by the larger towns of Crewkerne to the north and Dorchester to the South.

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 woodland is an interesting and attractive mix of tree types, made up predominantly of oak which has been well managed to semi maturity and is now well established. There is also the notable addition of birch, hazel and beech with some particularly fine examples running along the ancient boundary overlooking protected open fields managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust.

Access, tracks and footpaths

There is excellent access through the wood from a central grassy ride, much enjoyed by browsing roe deer and hare as well as the variety of insects and butterflies that thrive on the grasses and wildflowers that proliferate in the spring and summer. In particular the spring bluebell display is an absolute natural phenomenon at Toller Wood. There are no public footpaths running through Toller Wood.

Rights and covenants

This important woodland environment is protected by a Tree Preservation Order that protects Toller Wood and the surrounding Woodland from inappropriate forestry practice. This does not preclude the process of normal woodland management but simply requires that all proposals are approved in advance by the local authority.

Local area and history

The rural village of Toller Porcorum sits in the valley of the River Hooke, about 10 miles north-west of Dorchester. The unusual name comes from two ancient words. Toller is the old name for the river, possibly named for a daughter of King Ethelred. Porcorum is a Latin phrase meaning 'of the pigs', suggesting that hogs were raised here, or possibly referring to the presence of wild boar. Not surprisingly another old name for the village was Swine's Toller.

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. 194
  • Grid ref: ST 557 001
  • Nearest post code: DT2 0QD
  • GPS coordinates: 50.7995, -2.62981

Location map


From Dorchester 10 miles to the south or Crewkerne 10 miles to the north follow the A356 until sign posted to Higher Kingcombe on the western side of the road.

From here the lane leads a few hundred yards until a sharp right hand bend at which point the entrance to the wood is set back 20 metres or so on the left hand side.

From a car parking area near this entrance you can proceed on foot straight along the woodland track beyond the locked access gate for approximately 400 metres (continuing straight on past a track on your right after 200 metres) The track then turns right and the blue markings and name sign for Toller Wood will become visible after just a few metres on your left.

Please refer to the plans to assist you with finding your way.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code DT2 0QD 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.

This established broadleaf woodland is a rare find in a peaceful setting in the agricultural heartlands of West Dorset.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]