SOLD: Doe wood £39,000 Freehold

  • Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • about 2 ¾ acres
  • East Anglia


Doe Wood is an ancient, semi natural woodland. It dates back to before 1600 AD and over the last decades has been recognised as an excellent example of beech Chiltern woodland.

Doe Wood forms part of a much larger area of ancient woodland known as East Wood. In 1996 the Royal Agricultural Society of England awarded this woodland a silver medal certificate for natural regeneration and in 1998 it won the Chiltern woodlands award for demonstrating the highest standards of silvaculture management.

When I visited the woodland a large muntjac doe stood ten metres away from me in the small glade the sunlight shining off her chestnut coloured sides, as I reached for my camera she saw me and darted into the thick cover barking at me. It was a magical moment and I named the wood after her.

Previously managed to maximise the capital value of the timber value whilst allowing regeneration to establish for future generations. Dotted throughout this beech woodland you will also find oaks, holly, hawthorn and cherry which add a nice variety. A number of old rides, or woodland tracks run through the wood, allowing easy access throughout the wood.

The woodland is perfectly positioned at the end of a stone track and has the benefit of being at the bottom of a gentle slope which gives excellent screening from view and any external noise. A bench has been placed just beyond the entrance and is a great place to sit quietly and enjoy this woodland. As you venture further into the woodland it is easy to disappear from sight as there is excellent ground cover of mostly natural regenerated beech and holly which provides year-round leaf cover.

Magnificent mature beech trees tower above the woodland and you often see red kites circling overhead or perched in the upper limbs of these trees. Other wildlife of note includes deer, foxes and badgers.

This is an ideal woodland for family forestry with lots of dead wood available for the log burner and plenty of places in which to camp or picnic. A number of old tracks dissect the woodland give good access for management.

Easily found and accessed due to an excellent stoned track suitable for most vehicles. Located just off the A40 being under 40 miles from London and under 20 miles from Oxford it has great possibilities for anyone looking for a country retreat. The village of Stokenchurch is less than a mile from the woodland and has excellent village shops.

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 red paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern boundary is the soft track then a survey stake line. The eastern boundary is the stone track and the western and northern boundaries are marked with 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. 165
  • Grid ref: SU 776 955
  • Nearest post code: HP14 3XJ
  • GPS coordinates: 51.6533, -0.879436

Location map


From the M40 take junction 5 and proceed to Stokenchurch via the A40

  • Follow the A40 towards High Wycombe keeping left as you go through Stokenchurch.
  • Half a mile outside of the Village the road bends gently left and the gateway to the woodland is on the right.
  • Park to the side of the gateway and climb carefully over the metal gate.
  • An open area is directly behind the gate with a stoned track running into the woodland, follow this track down the hill.
  • At the cross-roads in the valley turn right and follow the track for 200 metres straight going past the left hand turning.
  • The track turns right up the hill.
  • The entrance is on your left after 50 metres.
  • Note the buyer will be provided with a key for vehicular access.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode HP14 3XJ 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 classical beech woodland with an excellent access track.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]