Weir Wood slopes gently down the side of the Avon valley and enjoys access through surrounding private woodland along a good woodland track.
Upon arriving at the wood the tranquillity of the environment is at once apparent to the visitor. Follow the path from the parking area through the fringes into the inviting interior and you will enter another world of forest creatures and woodland flora. From the carpet of soft moss beneath the ancient beech and Douglas fir to the clumps of sedges and arum, or 'Lords and Ladies', there is plenty here to discover. As you progress through the dense wood the conifer gives way to an area of broadleaf tree types consisting mainly of oak, birch and hazel.
There are stunning views from the wood's edge down the Avon valley towards Bath and the old weir at Warleigh that provided an impartant crossing point in years gone by. The nearby wetland along the banks of the river is a great benefit to the wildlife; providing important habitat for insects. The White Admiral butterfly has been spotted fluttering through the wood catching the shafts of sunlight that filter through the tree canopy upon its translucent wings. Roe deer are also a common sight here. Sometimes referred to as the fairies of the wood these delicate deer are browsers and nibble on choice stems as they drift undisturbed through the woodland.
With no public footpaths through it, Weir Wood is an ideal place in which to escape and a peaceful place to spend the night camping or to have a family picnic away from all the hustle and bustle of modern day life.
From within Weir Wood it is hard to imagine that the historic city of Bath lies just a few miles to the west and is within an easy walk. The wider area has plenty here to offer the woodland owner, with nearby access to the Kennet and Avon Canal the stunning scenery of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Beauty and the splendour of Georgian Bath.
These details 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.
Boundaries are indicated with orange markings
You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.
Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.
OS Landranger: OS No 172
Grid ref: ST 792 635
Nearest post code: BA15 2JE
Exit junction 18 of the M4 and follow signs to Bath on the A46. After a few miles the road becomes a dual carriageway. Continue past the exit to Bath city centre and after a further mile or so there is a roundabout signposted right to Bradford On Avon on the A363. Follow this road as it climbs up the hill for about half a mile until a small turning on the right to Warleigh. Continue along Warleigh Lane for a couple of miles as it climbs up hill through the woods and at the end of a lane forms a T-junction. Turn right and after about 50 metres there is a track on your right that leads through a section of woodland to the entrance to the wood.
This gate is kept locked (the new owner will be given a key for vehicular access) but you can continue on foot along the track for a couple of hundred metres until you reach a fork in the track by an old shipping container. Keep to the far left track as it bends sharply round and continue for a further 300 metres down the valley side until you meet the intersection with another track, at which point turn right and proceed for 250 metres to the bottom of this track, turn right and after a further 250 metres you will see the sign for Weir Wood on your left.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BA15 2JE is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot on plan 2.
Boundaries are indicated with orange markings
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 his or her 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.
All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.
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.