SOLD: Eglos Wood £49,000 Freehold


The trees within Eglos Wood were mostly planted around 1990 after the previous woodland was damaged by the great storm. The woodland now thrives with character with paths winding through the established trees, open glades and along the south western edge a useful open track. This track provides access for timber management as well as for parking.

Set 170 metres above sea level, Eglos Wood is a level woodland, ideal for overnight camping.

Eglos Wood takes its name from the word for 'church' in the Cornish language. The local village of Egloskerry has the uplifting meaning of the 'church of love'.

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.


Tree species found within Eglos Wood include beech, oak, sweet chestnut, sycamore and willow.


At dusk the woodland bursts to life as owls swoop through the trees and smaller birds chatter to each other as they find somewhere quiet to roost for the night.

Badgers trundle along the track, stopping on occasion to 'snuffle' for an earthworm or beetle while foxes prowl within and around the woodland. Bats also make use of the open forest track as a corridor when they leave their roosts to go and look for food.

Roe deer are often seen, these secretive shy creatures are always a joy to encounter.


There is a good private track at the south western corner of the woodland that gives ample areas for parking.

Along the southern boundary is a small old tree-lined hedge bank.

At the centre of the woodland there is an open glade with a rustic picnic table that is a great spot to sit and experience the ambience of this peaceful environment.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Excellent road links from the A30 via the A395, from which you turn off and then a well kept stoned track leads you to the main access gate.

The purchaser will receive a key for this access gate and once inside the woodland a stoned forest track takes you all the way to the entrance of the woodland.

Rights and covenants

Such is the importance of this natural environment that it carries a special local authority Tree Preservation Order designation aimed at ensuring its continued existence as an important area of woodland. This will also encourage good woodland management practice as the local Forestry Commission representative and Local Authority Tree Officer are on hand to advise on how best to achieve this.


Enjoy days out with family and friends sharing picnics, climbing trees and whittling around a camp fire.

If you need a more tranquil experience then sling a hammock around a couple of trees and immerse yourself in this beautiful natural environment.

Local area and history

Having once formed part of the Tregeare Estate, the surround area of Eglos Wood is steeped in history. An earthworks at nearby Tregearedown Beacon dates back to the Iron Age. There are records of Tregeare as a surname in this area as far back as 1284 formed from the Cornish word for dwelling (Tre) and fort, or castle town (caer).

Tregeare House was built in the late 1700's by Joseph Baron, a family that had lived in the nearby village of Egloskerry (Cornish for ‘Church of Keri). This village was once given away by the first Norman King of England, William the Conquerer, to his half brother Robert Moreton, the Earl of Cornwall.

Eglos Wood is well located with easy access the stunning north Cornish coast with the surfing beaches of Crackington Haven and Widemouth within a half hour drive. The coastal town of Bude has 2 magnificent beaches. The fishing port of Boscastle is a must see, where you can also visit the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking.

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. 201
  • Grid ref: SX 251 846
  • Nearest post code: PL15 8QG
  • GPS coordinates: 50.6355, -4.47349

Location map


- Leave the A30 at the Kennards House Junction signposted to the A395/Wadebridge/Camelford/A39.

- You will then need to join the A395 towards North Cornwall and Camelford/Wadebridge.

- Once on the A395 travelling towards Camelford, continue for around 3 miles, passing through the village of Pipers Pool.

- Shortly after you leave the village look out for a turn on your right into a wooded area by the sign for 'West Down End' where you will see a 'woodlands for sale' sign.

- Drive carefully along the access track passing 'South Lodge' and continue for around 400 metres until you see a gateway on your left with a 'woodlands for sale' sign. Park here to view the woodland.

- Climb carefully over the gate. Walk along the track for around 150 metres until you see the 'Eglos Wood' name sign in front of you where you can access a cut path along the western side of the woodland.

Satnav/GPS note: the postcode PL15 8QG is for the point shown by the red dot on map 3.

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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.

An attractive manageable sized broadleaved woodland with good access and level topography.

Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: [email protected]