SOLD: Bittern Wood £55,000 Freehold

  • Cawston, Aylsham , Norfolk
  • about 2 ¾ acres
  • East Anglia


Set within a landscape of rolling woodland Bittern Wood is gently sloping with terrific views across an attractive lake. This wood offers so much for the woodland owner. The attached video link really sets the picture and ambience of this classical Norfolk woodland.

The welcoming embrace of the tall pine trees standing guard at the wood's edge, invites further progress into the sunny clearings of Bittern Wood. These secluded, sheltered areas beneath the canopy provide glimpses of views through the trees to a lake to the west making this a truly inspirational place to engage with nature.

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.


A wonderfully mixed woodland made up of a variety of pines as well as sweetchestnut, silver birch and oak.


The woodland gained its named after a rare sighting of a bittern on the nearby lake. The bittern is a thickset heron with all-over bright, pale, buffy-brown plumage covered with dark streaks and bars. It flies on broad, rounded, bowed wings. A secretive bird, very difficult to see, as it moves silently through reeds at the water's edge, looking for fish. The males make a remarkable far-carrying, booming sound in spring. If you are very lucky you may hear or see one whilst visiting.

The wood is also home to deer, hares, badgers foxes who you will encounter on a more frequent basis.


A track provides excellent access along the eastern edge of the woodland. From this point a cross track dissects the woodland. The woodland gently slopes to the west towards a neighbouring lake where many of fine camping spots can take advantage of the view.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A newly stoned track leads you from the highway to the entrance of the wood which allows vehicular access all year round. The wood is totally private and has no footpaths running through it.


Bittern Wood's location above the lake makes it a perfect wood for wildlife watching and camping.

Local area and history

Bittern Wood forms part of a much larger area of woodland extending to over 130 acres called Warren House Wood. The landscape forms part of a gently undulating predominantly arable agricultural area characterised by large fields with small settlements and large areas of woodland. Whilst none of the woodland is designated as Ancient woodland the Ordinance Survey records of 1814 show this area had been afforested by that time.

The Marriott's Way runs just north of the woodland between Norwich and Aylsham, Norfolk, England. Its total length is 24.6 miles (39.5 km). It has a mixture of surfaces; tarmac, compacted gravel, and earth and can be used on foot cycle or horseback. This gives the new owner travelling from Norwich or Aylsham a green and tranquil way of visiting their wood.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by purple paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern boundary is a line of stakes at the southern ride edge. The northern boundary is a line of stakes at the southern track edge. The western boundary is the edge of the track and the eastern boundary is a line of stakes.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 238
  • Grid ref: TG 164 254
  • Nearest post code: NR11 6UN
  • GPS coordinates: 52.7831, 1.20812

Location map


  • Just south of Aylsham from the A140 head west on the B1145 (Cawston Road.) towards Cawston.
  • After 1 mile you pass Woodgate Nursery.
  • After another mile you will see a sign for Mermaid River pools and Warren House.
  • A wood will be on your right.
  • Slow down and after 400 metres you will see a gate on you right.
  • Pull in and park to one side of the gate.
  • Ensuring you do not block the gate carefully climb over the hinged end of the gate. Or climb over the bank and follow the stone track in front of you,
  • Follow the stoned track straight ahead of you for 100 metres the entrance is directly infront of you.
  • If when driving from Aylsham you reach our tri sign you have gone too far.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode NR11 6UN is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.

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 compact woodland overlooking a wonderful lake.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]