SOLD: Mallsburn Wood £56,000 Freehold

  • Mallsburn, Brampton, Cumbria
  • about 7 acres
  • Cumbria


Mallsburn Wood is a wonderful example of what happens when nature is allowed to take its delightful course. Taking its name from the burn that runs through the heart of it, here is a tranquil and diverse woodland, secluded from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The presence of the vibrant stream is extremely important to the diversity and attraction of this wood.

A line of mature beech along an ancient hedge is the first sight of the wood from the roadside. The gated entrance gives access to a small parking area and from here paths lead off into the wood. First impression is of the excellent balance of native broadleaves populating the wood. Willow and alder thrive in the more marshy areas while birch, ash and oak are growing well in the drier soil conditions. An understorey of hazel and holly adds greatly to the standing trees, along with hawthorn and blackthorn along the field boundaries. The presence of bluebells and primroses are important indicators that the wood has been undisturbed for many years.

As should be expected, the wood is an absolute haven for wildlife; kingfishers and dippers patrol the river while tree creepers and nuthatches forage through the boughs. Woodpeckers are often heard industriously hammering the standing deadwood, all beneath the outstretched wings of soaring buzzards.

Although the wood is protected within a valley, there are several convenient level areas on both sides of the upper slopes and along the sides of the burn. Several well defined pathways have been opened up making access throughout the wood a very easy and pleasant experience. These paths were established by a previous owner and are not public rights of way. Care should be taken on the paths and bridges as they may be slippery, especially in wet weather.

The wood is designated as an SSSI and Natural England has encouraged positive management. A licence has been granted for the hard standing at the main entrance to facilitate hazel coppicing and beech succession control and an area of new planting has also been created along the southern valley top.

A second pathway entrance at the bottom of the wood has a right of pedestrian access over the adjoining farm track.

Local area; This is a very quiet corner of Cumbria consisting of small villages and farms. There are no major roads crossing the area giving pleasant easy motoring. To the west is the Kielder Forest Park which is a huge forested area surrounding Kielder water. Historically this was the heartland of the reivers, with many local surnames reflecting their influence over the land.

Sporting rights; these are owned and included in the sale.

NB; the ruined cottage is not owned by the vendor and not included in the sale.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries of the wood are marked by stock wire fencing and the edge of a minor road as indicated on the detail map.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 86
  • Grid ref: NY 494 735
  • Nearest post code: CA6 6LL
  • GPS coordinates: 55.0534, -2.79243

Location map


Mallsburn Wood is about 16 miles to the North of carlisle

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE enter your own postcode (Mallsburn Wood entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box.

For Satnav; the postcode CA6 6LL is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map and coordinates are:N55:054:23 W02:79:42

Or use our directions:

  • From Brampton take the A 6071 towards Longtown for 3 miles, passing through the village of Newtown.
  • Turn right on to a minor road signposted Heathersgill & Roadhead.
  • At the crossroads in the center of Heathersgill, go straight across.
  • After about 1.3miles the main road forks right, take the left fork sign posted Mallsburn and Shankhill.
  • After 1.4miles take the road to the right with no sign post.
  • After 1.7miles turn right opposite a low white house named Mallsburn cottage. You will shortly pass a green storage container to the right.
  • After about 0.5miles you will see the gated entrance to the wood on your right.
  • Please park safely off the road before climbing over the fence to access the wood.

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 beautiful and secluded, river valley woodland, nestling in the quiet north of Cumbria.

Managed by David and Sarah Alty

Telephone: 07795 104 594

Email: [email protected]