SOLD: Duel Lake £495,000 Freehold


It is such a rare wildlife opportunity to find a natural lake set within a large woodland. This gin-clear lake is staggeringly beautiful.

Large enough for boating, or being fished the lake is a wonderful wildlife refuge. A series of cleared pathways meander their way beneath the trees surrounding the lake. These pathways enable the visitor to explore the immense variation in character that is waiting to be discovered from reed beds to old fishing stations.

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.


Various trees and shrubs surround the lake giving shade to the edges and offering places to sit.


Riparian areas offer fantastic wildlife watching opportunities The thrill of watching a roe deer drink from the still waters of the lake or a water boatman skim across the surface are hard to beat. Used by various waterfowl and swans during the year the enormous breadth of wildlife means owners will never be bored.


The lake is surrounded by various fishing points as it was previously stocked and used by a local fishing club. Fed by a number of streams and a seasonal spring the lake is amazingly clear. It is shallow but could be desilted in parts to giver deeper areas. A small island offers a great refuge for ducks to nest or a very private camping spot.

Access, tracks and footpaths

An excellent and private track runs along the eastern side of the lake providing access. Small paths surround the lake, many of these overgrown but easily cleared giving access to some fantastic camping spots. A pumping house is accessed by a local farmer who ensures levels remain as constant as possible.

Rights and covenants


A idyllic lake set within a woodland, good for camping and numerous outdoor activities.

Used previously for fishing the lake is now an established wildlife sanctuary

For those seeking a tranquil retreat it could be ideal for forest bathing This Japanese practice is a process of relaxation; known in Japan as shinrin yoku. The simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you whilst breathing deeply can help both adults and children de-stress and boost health and wellbeing in a natural way. Or the more English pastime of boating, A punt would be perfect for navigating the expanses of the lake. Perhaps the ultimate post Covid remedy.

Local area and history

Dual Lake is named after the last recorded duel fought in Norfolk which happened close to the lake. Oliver Le Neve who was a Norfolk squire and landowning sportsman who lived most of his life at Witchingham Hall in Great Witchingham, Norfolk, England, fought in 1698 a mortal duel with Sir Henry Hobart of Blickling Hall,

Duel Lake 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 lake.

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 163 251
  • Nearest post code: NR11 6UN
  • GPS coordinates: 52.7809, 1.20721

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.
  • Slow down and after 400 metres you will see a gate on you right.
  • Pull in and park to one side of the gate.
  • Ensuring you do not block the gate 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 and after 40 metres the entrance is on your left.
  • If when driving from Aylsham you reach our tri sign you have gone too far.
  • 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.

An extremely attractive lake surrounded by woodland.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]