SOLD: Gilbertine Wood £49,000 Freehold

  • Cadney , Brigg, Lincolnshire
  • over 4 acres
  • East Anglia


An excellent track provides easy access to a captivating woodland environment, where a rich variety of deciduous trees thrive. Gilbertine Wood presents an unusual opportunity in this part of the country to experience the joy of woodland ownership at a manageable scale but still with plenty here to explore and enjoy. Numerous sunny glades provide an open air workshop for forest crafts amongst the understorey.

There is an abundant source of timber for logs and the wood burner. The ground here is level and there are inspiring views across neighbouring woodland and open farmland.

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.


Poplar was planted here as a nurse crop and below this is a mix of sycamore, ash, alder, willow, guelder rose and hawthorn.


The mixed habitat of woodland next to open farmland has created a hospitable environment for wildlife, deer are regular visitors along with foxes and hares.


A level secluded woodland with plenty of timber for the future as the nurse crop matures. Ideal for camping and family forestry.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A solid stone private track covering nearly a kilometre allows you to feel you have left the outside world far behind you by the time you reach Gilbertine Wood. The woodland also benefits from having no public footpaths running through it and is protected by a series of becks surrounding it.

Rights and covenants

The woodland has a Farm Woodland Premium Scheme with the Forestry Commission.


A perfect woodland for family forestry, the wood was planted in 2004 and is now well established, Some of the poplar that was used as a nurse crop to help the other species thrive could now be thinned providing wood fuel. Alternatively sit back and enjoy the wood mature naturally.

Level with small open areas the wood is perfect for summer camping trips.

Local area and history

Cadney is the nearest village. The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 459. It is situated 3 miles (5 km) south from the town of Brigg which has everything a budding woodlander could need.

The parish boundary is defined by water on all sides, by the Old River Ancholme, Kettleby Beck and North Kelsey Beck.

Within the parish, at Newstead on the River Ancholme, lies the site of the Gilbertine Holy Trinity Priory, which the woodland is named after. It was founded in 1171, and endowed with the island of Ancholme, and lands around Cadney and Hardwick. The priory was limited to 13 canons and lay brothers. It was surrendered in 1538 under the act of suppression. On the site of the priory stands Newstead Priory Farmhouse, which retains the remains of a Norman vaulted room and a Perpendicular window.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by red paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern boundary is a line of stakes. The western boundary is a woodland ditch whilst the eastern boundary is the track edge. The northern boundary is the dyke to the north.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 112
  • Grid ref: TA 018 028
  • Nearest post code: DN20 9HR
  • GPS coordinates: 53.5125, -0.466182

Location map


  • From Junction 4 of the M180 head south to Brigg.
  • From the centre of Brigg follow the main road east with Tesco's on your right.
  • After Tesco's at the next roundabout take the minor road to Cadney.
  • Drive though Cadney and as you exit the village on the Howsham Lane there is a red brick farm building on the right.
  • The Farm building has a sign advertising Old Barn "bed and breakfast"
  • Just after this on the right take the farm track. Please see photograph.
  • The track is barred by a locked ride stop. Owners have full vehicle access down the track.
  • Park to the east on the verge and walk down the track for 600 metres.
  • Just after you have crossed a culvert turn right.
  • Follow the stoned track for 150 metres before turning left.
  • Follow this track for 50 metres and the woodland entrance is on the right.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode DN20 9HR 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 peaceful semi mature woodland set on level ground with good access.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]