SOLD: Wagtail Wood £52,000 Freehold


Wagtail Wood originates from a time in the middle of the last century when the need for timber prompted a period of planting with long term commercial timber value in mind. The land here at Wringtom Warren was planted for this reason and as domestic commercial timber markets declined the trees were never harvested and nature has been allowed to resume control; so that today we have a beautiful natural environment of mature woodland.

Wagtail Wood is securely bordered by the access track and by a boundary fence of the neighbouring timber yard and privately owner neighbouring woodland. Elsewhere within the wood the keen eyed visitor will notice the bustling bird activity amongst the leafy treetops, where such species as the Wagtail ( thus Wagtail Wood ) sometimes nest.

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 here is an intriguing mix of beech, birch and conifer and a thriving understory of dense undergrowth that has become home to a great variety of wildlife, including roe and muntjac deer. Openings between the trees and sheltered areas beneath the larger beech trees make ideal camping and woodworking locations for the woodland enthusiast.


Roe and muntjac deer can often be seen, they are most active at dawn and dusk.

Other visitors include badgers foxes and stoat to name a few.

Birdlife is plentiful, owls hoot ta hoot as dusk approaches whilst the morning chorus is natures music for the early visitor or overnight camper.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A private well maintained access track leads through surrounding woodland to the entrance to Wagtail Wood. There are no public footpaths through or next to Wagtail Wood.


The purchaser of Wagtail Wood will be able to enjoy numerous activities such as family camping and forestry.

Collecting fuel for a wood burner can be a rewarding pastime.

Local area and history

Occasionally partially buried remnants of the 'starfish' can be identified in the woods. These structures played such an important role in the wartime defences of Bristol as a decoy device to draw enemy bombers away from the urban population of Bristol. Huge fire pits were lit to give the impression of burning buildings and it is from this brave.

The villages of Cleeve and Wrington are nearby and also the larger centres of Backwell and Nailsea where a range of hostelries provide a welcome alternative to campfire catering for an evening. The city of Bristol is within a few miles has lots of businesses useful for the woodland owner.

Wood maps

Wood map


There are indicative pink boundary markings along the access track that defines the boundary to the north and on posts and trees running through the wood to the east and west. The southern boundary is fenced.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 172
  • Grid ref: ST 477 659
  • Nearest post code: BS48 3DF
  • GPS coordinates: 51.3906, -2.75255

Location map


From the north leave the M5 at junction 18 (signposted A4 Bristol & Airport). Take the A4 towards Bristol following signs for the Airport (signposted A4 and A370 Bristol & Airport). After passing through Backwell turn left at the village of Brockley into Brockley Combe Road. Proceed up this wooded valley for approx one mile until you see a slip road on your right with signs for Fountain Timber Products. Take this turning and proceed up this hill 200 metres around a sharp right hand bend and as the road bears left look out for a wooden five bar gate on you right next to a yellow sign for Fountain Timber Products. 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.

From here follow the woodland track for 400 metres passing the 'Woodlands For Sale ' sign until you see the pink markings and name sign for Wagtail Wood on your left.

From the south leave the M5 at Junction 22, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted A38. At East Brent roundabout joining the A370 take 2nd exit signposted A38 & Airport. Continue on this road for approx 11 miles. Go straight over the roundabout with the airport entrance on your left and turn left at the next set of traffic lights into Downside road. After approx 2 miles you will descend into a wooded valley and see a turning on your left to Fountain Timber Products. From here follow directions as above.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BS48 3DF 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

Free copies of two woodland books

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.

A varied and engaging mix of broadleaf and occasional conifer set amongst a thriving community of other small woodland owners.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]