Edgington Wood is set in a beautiful area of north Devon between the river Mole and river Taw. It nestles into the edge of the valley surrounded by fields and wooded areas with wonderful views the river Mole.
The nearby High Bullen hotel is a place to stay perhaps as a treat whilst enjoying your wood and offers day licences for fishing within a few hundred metres of the woodland.
The name Edgington Wood is derived from family names with Anglo-Saxon origins. ‘Eatha’ and ‘tun’ which implies a settlement, enclosure or farm.
There is a parking area near to the entrance of the wood and you can drive right through the heart of the wood with a suitable 4x4 via a forestry track. This track gives good access for timber extraction which here would be predominantly thinning of spruce and fir. At the end of this track is a large clearing with excellent views over the valley.
The clearing in the wood would make a great place for a camping area and there is a further level clearing at the end of the forestry track which would be a great place for a forestry store or perhaps for stacking timber.
There are numerous springs on the site and a section of stream around 80 metres long flows from the entrance along the southern boundary. Please note that it is the first section only that is within the boundary and not the whole stream although there is a lovely track along the southern boundary allowing the owner to enjoy the relaxing sound and sight of the stream.
There are areas of broadleaved trees within the wood providing variety of habitats. Bird species are plentiful from the goldcrests feeding on conifer seeds to woodcocks bursting out from the undergrowth in front of you giving a flash of their cumbersome looking long beaks as they flap away.
Both red and roe deer can be seen browsing or travelling through the woodland. There are otters in the river Mole and dormice in nearby woodlands. Due to the woodland having been thinned previously light has been allowed through the canopy to the woodland floor resulting in a variety of ground flora. Bluebells, primroses and a number of moss and lichen species can be found.
The woodland is classified on the Government’s 'Magic' habitat database as 'Ancient replanted woodland'. Ancient replanted woodland is where the original native tree cover has been felled and replaced by planting, often with conifers. This means the site is a long established wooded area which is excellent for ground flora species such as ferns, and as a habitat for woodland-dwelling species.
Edgington Wood is ideally located with many services nearby and is convenient for making visits around mid-Devon and the north Devon coast. The King's Nympton train station is a few miles from the woodland and the station is part of the Tarka line - famous for being one of the most beautiful train journeys in the country. The rail line links directly to Exeter.
If you fancy a treat when visiting your woodland, perhaps as an alternative to camping, the beautiful Mole Cottage is just a 5 minute walk away.
Edgington Wood lies about 8 miles south of Barnstaple - the gateway to explore the rugged coast of north Devon with its many beautiful beaches such as Westward Ho! and the popular surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe.
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.
All boundaries are indicated with red markings on posts and trees.
You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.
Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.
OS Landranger: OS No 191
Grid ref: SS 629 192
Nearest post code: EX37 9HF
- Travelling from Exeter or Barnstaple follow the A377 Barnstaple road until you are near Kings Nympton railway station and then take the Fortescue Cross Newnham Junction turning onto the B3226 towards South Molton.
- Stay on this road, over a bridge and past Head Mill Trout Farm after about two and a half miles you will see a 'woodlands for sale' sign on your left hand side and the entrance to the wood.
- Just past the entrance on the right hand side is a lay-by. It is best to park here to view so as not to block the entrance to the woodland.
- Walk through the main woodland entrance via the public footpath gate and follow the main track directly in front of you. Please note that the track given access to, and within Edgington Wood are not a public right of way.
- At the fork in the track take the right hand track and continue along this track.
- Pass a parking area on your left, take a sharp right hand bend and keep on the main track for another 200 metres until you reach another parking area. The owner of Edgington Wood will get a key to the main gate allowing them to drive up the track and into the woodland itself with a 4x4.
- Continue on the main track down the hill and over the stream where you will see the entrance to the wood indicated by a ride stop with the 'Edgington Wood' name sign.
- From the M5 leave at junction 27 and take the A361 towards Tiverton and Barnstaple. At the roundabout after around 23 miles take the exit to South Molton.
- In South Molton turn onto New Road (signposted towards Witheridge) and then turn right onto Mill Street.
- Then turn left onto South Street joining the B3226 towards the Crediton road.
- Stay on the B3226 for around 7 miles until you pass 'Mole Cottage' pottery and B&B on your right.
- Shortly after this park in the lay-by on the left hand side of the road by a sign for the High Bullen Hotel. This ensures the woodland entrance on the opposite side of the road is kept clear.
- Across the road you will see a 'woodlands for sale' sign. This is the main entrance to the woodland. From here follow the directions above from the point of entering the main woodland entrance via the public footpath gate.
- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX37 9HF is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.
All boundaries are indicated with red markings on posts and trees.
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 his or her 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.
All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.
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.