SOLD: Bomber Wood £79,000 Freehold
- Cawston, Aylsham , Norfolk
- about 5 acres
- East Anglia
Northern view along western boundary.
View from northern boundary.
Top of ride ends in small glade.
Track to wood entrance.
Track Entrance off B1145.
Bomber Wood is so named after the large number of "bombers" that were stationed nearby during the second world war. Set at the northern edge of a large woodland area there is little disturbance here except the melodic birdsong of the many species that have made this stunning woodland landscape their home.
This is a nature lover's delight. The clearings within the wood provide the perfect place to enjoy evenings around the campfire. From here the timeless spectacle of browsing deer, the call of the Barn Owl and the subtle sounds of the woodland at night can be enjoyed. 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.
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.
Scots pine, larch, cherry, holly and sycamore can all be found within this woodland. A mix of natural self seeded trees and planting from over 70 years ago . Mainly planted in the 1950s the woodland is now well established. The understory of rhododendron, holly and hazel provide all year cover and privacy.
As Bomber Wood forms part of a much larger area of woodland it has a greater attraction for wildlife. The larger area of woodland is known to be home to otters, deer and hares. Whilst the tree canopy provides a home for owls, buzzards and numerous other birds. If you approach the wood carefully you may be rewarded with a sighting of the resident muntjac deer.
The woodland is set on a gentle slope, internal access is good below mature trees which give a spacious open feel to the woodland.
An old ride runs along the western boundary with a cross ride which leads to a centrally placed bench. This is a great place to sit and enjoy the woodland.
Open fields to the north allows light to penetrate the woodland edge creating a habitat in which wildlife can flourish.
An area of rhododendrons provides good year round cover for camping but also the resident muntjac deer like to rest under the foliage.
Access, tracks and footpaths
The woodland is accessed from the highway via a good stoned farm track suitable for most vehicles. From the main gate the track is a solid hard covered track to Bomber Wood. There are no public footpaths through the wood.
Bomber Wood provides the opportunity for a new owner to engage in family forestry. Managing a mixed woodland and learning bushcraft skills is a great way to escape modern life. Camping or building woodland hides and all sorts of other outdoor activities can be done here.
Local area and history
Bomber 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.
The boundaries are indicated by purple paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern boundary is the northern edge of the stoned ride. The northern boundary is the wood edge and the eastern and western boundaries are 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 160 256
- Nearest post code: NR11 6UN
- GPS coordinates: 52.7854, 1.20272
- 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 450 metres.
- A double metal gate will be in front of you. Park to the wood side of the track ensuring you do not block the track.
- 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 to the cross roads 100 metres from the gate.
- Turn right at the cross roads and head east for 150 metres and you will find the wood entrance on your left.
- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode NR11 6UN is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.
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.