SOLD: Goldfinch Wood £69,000 Freehold


Upon arriving at the woodland the tranquillity of the environment is at once apparent to the visitor. Follow the tracks from the cleared parking area by the entrance into the inviting interior. Here you will enter another world of forest creatures and woodland flora beneath a natural canopy of mature trees.

Roe deer are a common sight here. Sometimes referred to as the fairies of the wood these delicate deer are browsers and nibble on choice stems as they drift undisturbed through the woodland. Muntjac deer are also present emitting a dog like bark when disturbed as they scamper off with their tail held high into the nearest cover.

Goldfinch Wood is an ideal place in which to escape; this is a peaceful place to spend a night camping or to simply have family time away from all the hustle and bustle of modern day life where childhood pursuits of woodland dens and insect hunting can be indulged.

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.


Mainly planted in the 1950s the woodland is well established with mainly mature pines with a scattering of oak, sycamore and beech. The understorey of laurel, holly and rhododendron provide all year cover and privacy.


As Goldfinch Wood forms part of a much larger area of woodland it has a greater attraction for wildlife. The larger area of woodland is known to be home to otters, deer and hares. Whilst the tree canopy provides a home for owls, buzzards and numerous other birds including Goldfinches from which this wood has derived its name. If you approach the wood carefully you may be rewarded with a sighting of the resident muntjac deer or you may just hear one bark in the distance at dusk.


An old ride leads away from the entrance inviting you into the depths of the woodland. The wood is open allowing plenty of spots to set up camp and enjoy this tranquil part of Norfolk.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access from the highway is via a good stoned farm track suitable for most family vehicles.

There are no public footpaths through the wood ensuring privacy.


A perfect family wood, good for camping and numerous outdoor activities.

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. Perhaps the ultimate post Covid remedy.

Local area and history

The area around Cawston whilst not ancient forest has been afforested for centuries. At the time of William the Conquerer it was reported that there was a wood so large it could feed 1500 hogs. This feeling of permanence permeates thoughout this woodland.

It is thought that nearby Aylsham was founded around 500 AD by an Anglo Saxon lord called Aegel, hence Aegel's Ham, meaning "Aegel's settlement" which over time this became Aylsham.

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 160 253
  • Nearest post code: NR11 6UN
  • GPS coordinates: 52.7822, 1.20251

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.
  • At the end of the wood turn sharp right onto a farm track.
  • Proceed along the farm track for 250 metres.
  • A metal gate will be on your right. Park to the wood side of the track ensuring you do not block the track.
  • Carefully climb over the hinge end of the gate. Or climb over the bank and follow the stone track in front of you,
  • After 50 meters The wood entrance is on your left.
  • 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.

A classical Norfolk woodland with field views.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]