SOLD: Lionheart Wood £139,000 Freehold

  • Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk
  • about 7 acres
  • East Anglia


This easily accessed woodland, is a nature lovers haven. Located within cycling distance from the city centre of Norwich and the outlying areas of Rackheath, Catton and Sprowston. The woodland has been previously well managed with a diverse patchwork of both mature and young trees. On ground level numerous shrubs, bracken and bramble create privacy and an excellent environment for wildlife.

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.


The woodland was purchased by the former owners after the Second world war and was thinned and then restocked in the 1960s with a mixture of both Corsican pine, Scots pine , larch and Western Red Cedar. Since then the woodland has been allowed to naturally regenerate with birch, sweet chestnut, ash and sycamore. This has created a woodland that has a very natural feel. A great renewable source of timber for years to come.


The surrounding local area is a mixture of woodland and parkland and is known to be home to deer and hares. The tree canopy provides a home for owls, buzzards and numerous other birds.


Good specimen trees and a scattering of bluebells in spring make this a very attractive woodland.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The woodland has excellent access via a track from the highway. The ground in the woodland is firm underfoot once you are within the wood.


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

Local area and history

Rackheath was the location of a second world war USAF base, the most easterly and therefore the nearest to Germany of all British wartime airfields. Near the village sign on Salhouse Road, next to the gate of Holy Trinity Church, is a memorial plaque to the 467th Bombardment Group, which consisted of four squadrons who flew B-24 Liberators from the base in support of the Allied advance across Europe. Part of the former airfield is now the woodland. The wood is named after King Richard, the "Lionheart" who gave Norwich a Royal Charter to become a city in 1194 and in memory of the lionhearted bomber crews who fought from Rackheath. It is for this historical reason that this woodland was named Lionheart Wood.

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. 13
  • Grid ref: TG 277 126
  • Nearest post code: NR13 6PN
  • GPS coordinates: 52.6634, 1.36584

Location map


  • Travelling South along the A1270, exit at the Salhouse roundabout and take the 1st exit onto Salhouse Road.
  • Travelling North along the A1270, exit at the Salhouse roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto Salhouse Road.
  • At the mini roundabout turn left into Green Lane West.
  • Take the 2nd left into Newman road, follow the road over the A1270.
  • Once over the bridge the road gently sweeps right and then left.
  • Immediately on the left there is a small parking area with a double set of galvanised gates with a woodlands for sale on them.
  • Nearest postcode NR123 6PN is shown by the red dot on plan 3.

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 rare opportunity to purchase a mature mixed woodland close to Norwich.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]