SOLD: Burt Wood £32,000 Freehold

  • Bayford, Hertford, Hertfordshire
  • nearly 1 ¾ acres
  • East Anglia


Burt Wood offers the Woodlander a perfect start to owning a small easily manageable wood that is ideal for family forestry. Located just short drive from the town of Hertford, Burt Wood is accessed via a stone road from the highway past pony paddocks to the main entrance of a larger privately owned woodland that Burt Wood forms part.

Upon entering the main woodland a world of peace and tranquility envelopes you, the nearby towns left far behind as birdsong replaces traffic noise. A bird survey undertaken in 1988 identified a wide variety of species including wren, willow warbler, robin, blackbird song and mistle thrush, blue marsh, coal and great tit, both great and green woodpeckers as well as game birds including pheasant and woodcock.

A good hardcore track suitable for most vehicles meanders nearly a third a mile through beautiful woodland to the entrance of Burt Wood giving excellent access.

Burt Wood is classified as Ancient Semi Natural Woodland (ASNW) this designation indicates this is a site of woodland dating back to at least 1600AD. The woodland is steeped in history and once formed part of the Bayfordbury Estate.

The woodland understory is open and clear allowing clusters of bluebells. These are a favourite food for the resident muntjac deer. These secretive small deer are found throughout the woodland and great fun can be had trying to spot them before they spot you. The woodland is also home to foxes and badgers.

The woodland has some dense understory in parts providing privacy if you decide to set up camp. Woods of this size are rare in this location and hardly ever come to the market especially this close to London. The wood provides a perfect countryside retreat for anyone looking to escape city or town life and immerse themselves in a woodland.

Named after Sergeant Alfred Alexander Burt VC, a soldier in the Hertfordshire Regiment who was born and lived in Hertford. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his valour on 27 September 1915 during the Battle of Loos.

Conveniently located being only three miles south west from the town of Hertford and a short distance from both the M25 and M1.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Matt Marples

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.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated with green painted boundary stakes and markings on trees. The north western boundary is the stone track, the eastern and western are a line of painted stakes, the south western is the field edge.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 166
  • Grid ref: TL 316 093
  • Nearest post code: SG13 8PR
  • GPS coordinates: 51.7678, -0.09374

Location map


Junction 4 of the A1(M) take the A414 to Hertford.

  • Follow for 3 miles turning onto B1455.
  • After half a mile turn left onto B158 for 2.25 miles.
  • Turn right to Bayford.
  • After .75 mile turn left up a stone track. A large sign reads Bayford Park fishing Lake. (If the gate is locked call for the code.) This track is opposite Bayford Hall Farm.
  • Carry on up the hill for 200 metres before turning at the first right.
  • Follow the track for 200 metres to the woodland gate. please park to one side not blocking the gateway.
  • Please note full vehicular access comes with this wood.
  • Carefully climb over the gate at the hinge side.
  • Follow the track for 500 metres the wood entrance which is marked with a named ridestop is on your right.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode SG13 8PR 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.

An attractive manageable sized Ancient Semi Natural woodland.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]