SOLD: Clay Wood £45,000 Freehold


Clay Wood is the first woodland area and forms part of a larger mature mixed natural woodland. It is filled with mature trees which are well spaced with plenty of small glades and other interesting features.

Named after the white clay deposits found within the woodland. The remains of an old brick kiln can be found near the lane and the wood is dotted with scrapes where clay was historically removed. One of these is marked as a pond on the land registry plan and whilst currently dried up it could easily be re-established. The clay sourced in the woodland was made into white bricks and the cottage on the opposite side of the lane is aptly called Brick Kiln Lodge.

A number of ancient oak trees are found within the woodland and these along with chestnut, sycamore and ash trees make up the majority of this attractive woodland. The wood entrance is via a ridestop under a low level electrical line. This line dissects the woodland and gives good access and diversity in habitat.

The occasional bramble bush provides excellent ground cover for muntjac deer. These deer often bark at you before bounding off into another part of the woodland. Larger deer include a herd of fallow deer which frequent the larger area of woodland of which Clay Wood forms part. Other wildlife often seen include foxes and badgers whilst above in the tree canopy is home to owls, buzzards and woodpeckers to name but a few.

For those that enjoy actively managing their woodland some of the ash trees would be ideal for a thinning over the next few years providing a good supply of firewood.

Should the owner desire, the old pond could be opened up. This would then create an ideal spot for camping, hidden away within the woodland. Alternatively for those who prefer a more laid back approach simply sit back and relax and let nature take care of the woodland.

The woodland is only five miles north from the town of Ipswich and a short distance from both the A12 and A14 however feels very rural and offers owners a perfect countryside retreat.

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 by orange markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern boundary is the stone track edge. The western boundary is indicated by the edge of highway. The northern boundary is fenced and eastern boundary is indicated by paint markings on trees and 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. 169
  • Grid ref: TM 134 527
  • Nearest post code: IP6 0PB
  • GPS coordinates: 52.1322, 1.11681

Location map


  • From the A14 exit at junc 52 to Claydon.
  • Go through Claydon on the Norwich Road and after 2.3 miles turn right onto Sandy Lane.
  • Travel up Sandy Lane past the first woodlands sign.
  • After 0.5 mile you will see a second sign on the right, opposite Brick Kiln Lodge.
  • Turn Right. You may have to open a double wooden gate.
  • Park to the right side of the double metal gateway.
  • The entrance to Clay Wood is to the right of the woodlands sign.

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 beautiful small self contained broadleaf woodland with excellent access.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]