SOLD: Galford Wood £65,000 Freehold


Surrounded by farmland and other areas of woodland, Galford Wood contains two quite distinct and contrasting habitats; the upper two-thirds of the woodland comprises almost entirely mixed broadleaved woodland with a shrub layer of holly and hazel.

The lower, northern areas of the woodland is a wet woodland habitat, more 'peaty' and consequently the plant species found here are quite different and include reeds and wood horsetail.

There is good access via a stoned track. An added bonus is a useful wooden shelter within the heart of the woodland.

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 top two-thirds of the woodland comprises almost entirely mixed broadleaved species such as oak, hornbeam, and beech, with hazel and holly below and a glorious ground cover of bluebells, primroses and wild garlic.

Crossing an old ditch and pathway which runs east - west across the woodland, you enter a very different habitat - here, willow and rhododendron predominate along with further larger broadleaved trees.


There are several small streams passing through the northern section of Galford Wood before entering a ditch which runs just outside the northern boundary, the ground is wetter, more 'peaty' and consequently the plant species found here are quite different too. Woodcock can often be surprised; skulking beneath the denser areas of foliage and there are deer tracks (both roe and red) to be seen in the softer ground throughout this part of the wood.

Bird life within this peaceful habitat is plentiful and includes Greater spotted woodpeckers, Long tailed tits, Treecreepers and Nuthatches to name a few.


Within the centre of the woodland is a woodland shelter that can be used as a hide for wildlife watching or for shelter.

There are pleasant views from the northern edge of the woodland over the meadows that edge the River Lyd.

Access, tracks and footpaths

From the entrance gate to the woodlands, a well-made track leads to Galford Wood and then continues all along the southern boundary of the woodland. A private parking / turning area, also stoned, is positioned a short way along the southern boundary. Within the woodland there are other tracks, some 'formal' ie man-made, others created by the regular passage of creatures (mainly deer) through the woods. There are no public footpaths through the woodland.

Rights and covenants

The standard covenant applies to this wood.


There is plenty of space for a campervan for overnight stays, or simply come for a relaxing day out and picnic within the trees. There is plenty of firewood to be found.

Local area and history

Galford is a place located on the edge of the nearby village of Lewtrenchard. It is thought to be one of the possible sites of the Anglo Saxon battle of Gafulford that is said to have taken place in 825 AD. The battle took place between the Britons (Wealas) and the Saxons (Defnas). Some versions name the sides as Cornwall and Devon respectively but really the Wealas were a mix of Cornish and Welsh and the Defnas were West Saxons.

Galford seems to be derived from the Anglo Saxon 'Gafol-Ford' meaning tax or tribute ford, a place to pay dues to the Saxon King Egbert.

The river Lyd flows just beyond the northern boundary of Galford Wood, entering the Tamar just a short distance to the west.

Galford Wood provides peace and tranquillity, tucked away amid scenic surroundings and yet within a short distance of the many amenities such as shops, pubs, and restaurants in Lifton and nearby Launceston.

Nearby, Roadford Lake has much to offer water sports enthusiasts as well as a visitor centre which tells the story of how a whole valley (and village) were flooded to create this vast reservoir. Galford Wood is also conveniently located to explore the mysteries and wonders of Bodmin Moor along with the surfing beaches such as Widemouth Bay and Bude along the north Cornwall coast.

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. 112
  • Grid ref: SX 387 840
  • Nearest post code: PL16 0DG
  • GPS coordinates: 50.6333, -4.28276

Location map


From A30:-

  • Leave the A30 at the exit for Lifton & Liftondown
  • Proceed into Lifton, passing Lifton Farm Shop, The Arundell Arms and the village store, all on your left
  • Shortly after the village store, you will see Lifton Hall Hotel, also on your left
  • Immediately after this, turn right onto Leat Road
  • After about 200 yards the road bends sharply to the left and over a stone bridge
  • Continue on up Leat Road for a further 200 yards, then take the first turning on the right, signposted Gatherley
  • Follow this road for approximately 1 mile. As the road goes uphill you will see a farm track going off to the left. Almost immediately after this you will find our entrance gate on your right
  • Park by the gate or on the opposite side of the road
  • Go over the gate and follow the track straight ahead for about 100 yards and Galford Wood is to your right.

Satnav/GPS note: the postcode PL16 0DG is for the point shown by the red dot on the two location maps.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of our woodland book

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 woodland with a diverse range of trees and plants, including a fantastic spring display of bluebells and primroses. The wood includes a useful wooden hide/shelter and has a stream along part of a boundary.

Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: [email protected]