SOLD: Hennard Wood £17,000 Freehold


Hennard Wood is a great entry level introduction to woodland ownership. Although a small woodland, the trees and wildlife are plentiful and the peaceful surrounds are a pleasure for quite escape.

With both mature and young trees, along with a good number of ground dwelling plants, Hennard Wood has plenty of scope for the study of wildlife.

The woodland is mostly level making it a great camping location with family and friends.

Located on the Devon & Cornwall border it is ideal for exploring both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor along with the stunning coastlines of both counties.

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 western part of Hennard Wood is dominated by larger trees, mainly beech but also sycamore, ash and oak. An under storey of hazel, holly, young beech and oak exist under the canopy.

Within the middle section there are a few large ash and oaks, here the canopy is more open allowing a younger established woodland to grow in the open spaces. Species here include oak, hazel, blackthorn, sycamore. Moss covers the ground floor with occasional ferns, brambles, dog’s mercury and bluebells in the spring.

Along the southern boundary is an old hedge bank, some of which has remains of an old stone wall. The hedge bank is hazel lined with a section containing 6 veteran holly trees.

At the east there are further large ash trees and an oak tree with a mix of broadleaved native trees underneath.


Ground plants include bluebells, wild garlic, moss and ferns.

Foxes, badgers and deer are regular visitors.

Bird life thrives in this still and calm location; bird boxes could be installed to provide safe nesting sites.


Although a small wood, it has many features.

A bench within a large clearing is a perfect camping spot.

There is also a historic stone wall found in sections of the southern boundary.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access to the woodland is good, just off a country lane that is a few miles from the A30. Once within the main entrance gate there is a stoned access track along the northern boundary. There are no public footpaths through the woodland.

Rights and covenants

The standard covenant applies to this woodland.


A great place for a calm and relaxing day of 'forest bathing'. Wildlife enjoyment, painting or some traditional green wood working such as pole lathing, Hennard Wood has scope for all of this and plenty more.

Local area and history

Hennard 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 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. The village of Hannard from which this woodland got its name was lost in the creation of Roadford Lake.

Hennard 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 387 838
  • Nearest post code: PL16 0DG
  • GPS coordinates: 50.6317, -4.28189

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
  • Carefully climb over the gate and follow the track straight ahead for about 30 metres and Hennard Wood is to your left.

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 manageable and near level mature woodland with impressive trees of numerous species.

Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: [email protected]