SOLD: Tithe Wood £64,000 Freehold

  • Canny Hill, Newby Bridge, South Lakes, Cumbria
  • just over 5 acres
  • Cumbria


Tithe Wood nestles amongst the fells of the southern lakes with outstanding views over Lake Windermere and adjacent fells. It is a mixed woodland created as the result of natural regeneration from the historic clear felling of conifer plantation. Due to the wood's long-standing history as woodland, the regeneration has occurred in a healthy and natural manner with all manner of woodland fauna already in place. A small marshy area of mature alder woodland tucked away in a corner of the wood gives Tithe Wood extra diversity for wildlife. This alder area also has an attractive flora including ferns, wood sorrel and occasional soft rush and bluebells. Many species of lichens grow on the drystone walls, tree stumps and rocky outcrops which are great indicators of excellent air quality.

Rocky outcrops carpeted in heather give excellent panoramic views of the majestic southern Lakeland Fells including a view of Gummer’s How on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere. The boundaries of the wood include fine drystone walls which are characteristic of the local area.

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 wood comprises a good mix of native broadleafs, mainly birch, alder, rowan and willow, this is complemented by the occasional self seeded conifer. with a good number of rowan. Understorey species such as holly and hawthorn are also found scattered throughout the wood.

Beneath the trees is a mix of bracken and ferns with many native wildflowers including bugle, sorrel and foxglove which can easily be spotted amongst the dappled woodland floor.


The verdant vegetation provides ideal habitat for a variety of songbirds including finches and tits. Wheeling buzzards can often be seen wheeling gracefully overhead as they scan the landscape for prey. Tithe Wood is home to both red and roe deer and a network of deer tracks criss-cross the woodland.


A small caravan has been placed on the hardstanding at the end of the track. It is a great location for tool storage, a change of clothes and of course the essential brewup.This is to be included in the sale.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access: Is via Hazelrigg Lane. There is a shared hard-standing area for parking just inside the entrance gate. From the left side follow the track up (right and left turns, right again, up then past a left turn then down over a small ford, up along double bend) then Tithe Wood is on the right with the entrance a little further on. This is a good distance and climbs steeply in places.

Although greened over the track has a good solid stone base which will reveal itself with use.

Currently, timber extraction is in progress in adjacent woods with associated impact on the shared track. This will be rectified once the work is completed.

Rights and covenants

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale.


With Lakeland fells to the north and Morecambe Bay to the south, Tithe Wood is perfectly located for exploring the Lake District National Park. Whether sightseeing in a vehicle or taking to the fells on foot there is lots to do around and about. Windermere cruises run from Bowness, Ambleside and Lakeside which are all close at hand.

Local area and history

Generally speaking, most of this areas woodland was originally set over to coppicing. The harvest from this activity supplied the numerous water-powered bobbin mills which once abounded. From these busy mills, countless bobbins and spindles were exported to the textile industries in Lancashire and Yorkshire. Nearby Stott Park mill is a fine example of this, now preserved as a heritage museum.

There are a wide variety B+Bs, eating establishments and other necessary amenities locally.

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. 96
  • Grid ref: SD 369 849
  • Nearest post code: LA12 8NY
  • GPS coordinates: 54.2559, -2.97007

Location map


Satnav: the postcode LA12 8NY is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps. Satnav coordinates are: N 54 : 15 : 26 W 2 : 57 : 46

Click Here for Directions From Bing Maps enter your own postcode, (Tithe Wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the main gate on Hazelrigg Lane.

Our Directions:

  • Exit the M6 at Junction 36 and proceed onto the A590(T) signed to Barrow.
  • Proceed for approximately 3 miles where you exit to the left and at the roundabout continue on the A590 signed for A590 Barrow and Milnthorpe.
  • Continue on the A590 for 11 miles
  • Take the second left after the end of the new dual carriageway signed to Canny Hill.
  • follow this road until the T Junction is reached and turn sharp left.
  • The main entrance gate is 100 metres further along the road on the right by the 'for sale" sign.
  • Park close to the entrance gate, please try not to block access to the wood.
  • Walk into the car park beyond the gate, and take the track which starts towards the left of the hard standing. Follow the track uphill for about 300 metres and then turn sharp right. Continue on this track uphill for a further 100 metres then turn right: Tithe Wood is 50 metres along this track and straight ahead.

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

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.

A secluded mixed woodland in spectacular surroundings with far-reaching views over the Lake District.

Managed by David and Sarah Alty

Telephone: 07795 104 594

Email: [email protected]