Dunnock Wood £85,000 Freehold

  • Foxhall, Ipswich, Suffolk
  • nearly 4 ¼ acres
  • East Anglia


The entrance to Dunnock Wood is found at the end of a newly restored stone track suitable for most family vehicles. The stoned track meanders through other areas of private woodland, as you progress into the beautiful surroundings you leave the the hustle and bustle of modern day life far behind you.

In winter the late afternoon sun filters through the well spaced trees and cascades onto the forest floor. The sunlight here has encouraged the growth of a number of different species of ferns and these give good cover in the summer months. A number of larger magnificent mature oaks mark the western end of the woodland.

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.


A number of old oak trees run along the boundaries of the woodland giving an indication of the ancient origins of this wood.

The woodland is predominantly silver birch which is a fantastic crop wood giving some of the most valued logs if split once felled. The silver birch is a cool climate tree that is known for its pleasing aesthetic. It is spread throughout Europe and Asia in almost every temperate region. The silver birch especially favours being on the margins of old-growth forests.

The trunk with stark white bark draws your eye when its foliage has dropped. The tree’s light yellow catkins hang lazily against its dark green leaves in the spring. These green leaves eventually turn a bright yellow in the fall, contrasting with the striking bark. There is not a season without a visual delight.

An small area of bamboo adds diversity and is becoming established, this could be cut periodically to provide den making poles.


The woodland is home to a vast array of wildlife from foxes and badgers, squirrels and field mice to a remarkable variety of deer. Fallow, roe, muntjac and most impressively red deer have all been seen in the woodland. Last October when visiting the woodland towards the evening, as dusk was settling, I heard a red deer roar. It is a thrilling, spine-tingling sound, caught on the autumn breeze as the big stags challenge for the privilege of covering the hinds and taking forward the red deer population of East Anglia. On an early visit to the woodland we were greeted by the song of a dunnock which is also known as a hedge warbler The dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small bird, found throughout temperate Europe and into Asian Russia. It is by far the most widespread member of the accentor family and are a delight to listen to. Other common names of the dunnock include the hedge accentor and hedge sparrow .


A very gently sloping woodland with a thick bracken understory which offers both cover and privacy. This part of the woodland has in the past been a favourite area for the local red deer and a previous owner created a wildlife hide to watch them from.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The woodland is accessed via a newly repaired stone track. The track meanders through a larger area of private woodland before arriving at Dunnock Wood. The woodland has a number of small deer racks which is a term used to describe regularly used tracks made by deer. With very little work these racks can be enlarged to make internal footpaths for the owner of this delightful wood.

The woodland is subject to an overage agreement to again deter development and add another layer of protection to the woodland.


Within such easy striking distance from the centre of Ipswich this woodland offers the owner a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Local area and history

Foxhall was recorded in the Domesday Book as "Foxehola".meaning 'fox-hole'.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by Lime green paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern boundary is a line of stakes and tree markings. The western boundary is the old fence line just back from the lane edge. The Northern boundary is the track edge and then a line of stakes and tree markings. The Eastern boundary is the edge of the stoned track.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 169
  • Grid ref: TM 221 436
  • Nearest post code: IP10 0AP
  • GPS coordinates: 52.0463, 1.23819

Location map


  • From the A12 take the Foxhall turn off, signposted Foxhall and Nuffield Hospital.
  • Follow the Foxhall road for approximately 1.5 miles.
  • At the first cross roads turn left into Hall Road.
  • The entrance to the woodland is 80 metres on the right behind a new metal five bar gate.
  • Climb over the gate and follow the woodland ride along the side of the field for 400 metres before turning right into the woodland.
  • The stoned track bends left and carry on following this until you see a stoned track on the left. Take this track.
  • After 200 metres at the junction turn right the entrance to Dunnock Wood is directly in front of you at the end of the track.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode IP10 0AP 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.

This mixed woodland is within a cycle ride from Ipswich and has much to offer the family forester.

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