SOLD: Stoneybeck Wood £39,000 Freehold

  • Burthwaite, near Bassenthwaite, North Lakes, Cumbria
  • over 2 ¾ acres
  • Cumbria


Located in the north western corner of the Lake District National Park, Stoneybeck Wood is a rare find. Mostly level, the wood features a free flowing stream and an interesting range of native broad leaf trees.

Ash, sycamore and birch form the bulk of the larger tree species with hazel coppice and the occasional elm giving an interesting and varied aspect to the understory. The woodland floor is a carpet of dog's mercury in the Spring, which suggests that this landscape has been a wood since ancient times. Adding splashes of colour are bluebells, anemone and primrose, all plants that require a long time to establish their presence.

Our native red squirel can sometimes be glimpsed in the tree tops, with its distinctive chattering. At the steam side framed by lesser celandine and saxifrage, dippers bob on strategic stones before plunging in to search for small fish.

A woodland bench has been fashioned from local larch to give a view point over Coal Beck and nearby, a short steep bank leads to another level area overlooking local farm land. With views of the far side of Bassenthwaite lake on one hand and the majesty of Skiddaw on the other, this is a very special place to be.

The nearby village of Bassenthwaite takes its name from one of the many viking invaders who settled this area. The origin is believed to be from 'Bastun's clearing' from an Old English personal name Beabstan. Making a living from early settlement and farming and fishing, the fearsome norsemen left their mark across the landscape. In Victorian times, mining was an important local industry as was processing the wool of the Herdwick sheep, a breed this area is renowned for. Laterly tourism and recreation has become more important and the local area is well served by B+Bs, traditional pubs and outdoor activity centres.

Easily accessed from a hard surface track, a timber stacking area can be utilised at the edge of the wood behind the ridestop entrance. A great place to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, Stoneybeck wood presents a rare opportunity to invest in the future and stewardship of our natural landscape.

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.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are marked on all side by orange, painted top posts.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 90
  • Grid ref: NY 213 336
  • Nearest post code: CA12 4RG
  • GPS coordinates: 54.6869, -3.2198

Location map


Satnav: the postcode CA12 4RG is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps. Satnav coordinates are: N 54,15, 26 W 02, 57, 46

Click Here for Directions From Bing Maps enter your own postcode, (Stoneybeck Wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the main gate road entrance, please try to keep the access gate clear when parking.

  • From Penrith travel west on the A66 until you reach the A591 close to Keswick.
  • At the A591 roundabout on the A66 take the third exit and travel north west away from Keswick on the A591.
  • Continue along this road until the Castle Inn cross roads.
  • Approximately 500 metres beyond the cross roads turn left just after the 'Woodlands for Sale sign' into the wood entrance and park. Please do not block the gate.
  • Stoneybeck Wood is immediately on the left.
  • The purchasers will be provided with a key for the gate.

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 short distance from Bassenthwaite Lake, this is a charming section of native broad leaf woodland on either side of a chattering beck.

Managed by David and Sarah Alty

Telephone: 07795 104 594

Email: [email protected]