SOLD: Blackcap Wood £55,000 Freehold

  • Cawston, Aylsham , Norfolk
  • nearly 2 ⅔ acres
  • East Anglia


Blackcap Wood is a fine example of a mature Norfolk woodland where towering pine trees thrive.

Upon arriving at the woodland the tranquillity of the environment is at once apparent to the visitor. Follow the tracks from the cleared parking area by the entrance into the inviting interior. Here you will enter another world of forest creatures and woodland flora beneath a natural canopy of mature trees.

Blackcap Wood is an ideal place in which to escape; this is a peaceful place to spend a night camping or to simply have family time away from all the hustle and bustle of modern day life where childhood pursuits of woodland dens and insect hunting can be indulged.

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 ash, laurels, silver birch , douglas fir and oak.


Blackcap Wood is a nature lover's delight, from here you can witness the timeless spectacle of browsing deer or the call of a barn owl and subtle sounds of the woodland at night. If you are very quiet you may well see a badger emerge from one of the local sets and start his night time patrol in search of food.


As you venture into the depths of the woodland via a ride from the entrance you will find a bench set back from the ride. Its a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the surroundings, whilst visiting please take some time to sit here and take in the sounds and atmosphere.

The woodland slopes gently down to a drainage ditch which forms the northern boundary. The wood has a wonderful mix of trees and shrubs.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access from the highway is via a good stoned farm track suitable for most family vehicles.

There are no public footpaths through the wood ensuring privacy.


A perfect family wood, good for camping and numerous outdoor activities. Great childhood adventures could take place within this woodland.

For those seeking a tranquil retreat it could be ideal for meditation. The simple experience of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you whilst breathing deeply. Perhaps the ultimate post Covid remedy.

Local area and history

This area of Norfolk has been preserved by many large estates who have over the years carefully managed the land and especially woodland. Grand country houses are found at Blickling, Felbrigg, Mannington and Wolterton, all of which are important local tourist attractions and have ensured the area is not blighted by development.

Blackcap 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

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. 238
  • Grid ref: TG 161 250
  • Nearest post code: NR11 6UN
  • GPS coordinates: 52.78, 1.20409

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.
  • At the end of the wood turn sharp right onto a farm track.
  • Proceed along the farm track for 150 metres just past the water tower house.
  • A metal gate will be on your right. Park to the wood side of the track ensuring you do not block the track.
  • Carefully climb over the hinge end of the gate. Or climb over the bank and follow the stone track in front of you,
  • After 50 meters The wood entrance is on your left.
  • 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 our woodland book

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 great opportunity to acquire a manageable sized woodland with good access.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]