Newburghs Wood £49,000 Leasehold

  • Borley Green, Woolpit, Suffolk
  • about 4 ⅔ acres
  • East Anglia


Newburghs Wood offers a new woodland owner an opportunity to experience woodland ownership at a lower price due to it being leasehold. The lease has 139 years to run which ensures enjoyment for generations.

Woodlands very rarely come available in this part of Suffolk due to land ownership being held by large estates.

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 at one time almost continuous mature conifer but was thinned to allow a process of natural regeneration. This intervention over 20 years ago set the direction on restoring the woodland to its former glory and creating a woodland filled with silver birch and oak.

The project is well underway and the regeneration is now at a stage that it is mature enough to be thinned to produce logs, canes or poles providing a new owner a fantastic resource to enjoy and utilise.


The woodland has been partly deer fenced, this enclosure maintains security and privacy, however the local muntjac deer have found their way into the woodland along with foxes and badgers. Buzzards, woodcock and various songbirds can be seen and heard in the woodland.


The woodland sits on level silty loam soils that are fertile and largely free draining with some wetter flushes. The woodland floor is easy to walk in winter months with the summer bringing large areas of fern bracken and bramble.

A number of small glades offer perfect spots to camp or picnic whilst in the woodland.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The woodland is accessed from the highway via a forest track . Please drive very slowly and carefully past the cottage. There are no public footpaths through the wood ensuring privacy.

Rights and covenants

Sporting and mineral rights are not included in the leasehold. The woodland is leasehold let on a 199 year lease from 1962.


Owning a wood is a great opportunity for a new owner to learn about woodland management. Practicing bushcraft, spotting birds, camping privately with family and friends or simply immersing in nature – there is lots on offer in this charming wood.

Local area and history

The woodland is named after William of Newburgh who wrote the History of The Anglicarum in 1220. In the journal it told the legend of the green children from Woolpit which concerns two children of an unusual skin colour who are reported to have been seen in the village sometime in the 12th century. The two children, a brother and a sister, seemed perfectly normal, except for their green skin colour. They spoke in an unknown tongue, and the only thing they ate was green beans. Finally, they learned to eat other food and thus lost their green colour, but the boy was sickly and died shortly after they had been baptized. The girl adapted to her new life, but was considered "quite glitches and immoral in her behaviour." After learning to speak English, she explained that she had come with her brother from St. Martin's Land, an underground world whose inhabitants are green.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by red paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The eastern boundary is a line of stakes and paint markings along its length. The southern and western boundaries are the ride edge also indicated with stakes and paint markings. The northern boundary is the highways fence just beyond the deer fence.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 211
  • Grid ref: TL 998 614
  • Nearest post code: IP30 9RR
  • GPS coordinates: 52.2146, 0.923456

Location map


  • From Bury St Edmunds take the A14 East.
  • From Stowmarket take the A14 West.
  • At Junction 47 Woolpit and Elmswell. Head south to Woolpit on The Heath Road.
  • Follow The Heath Road for 1.5 miles though Woolpit Heath.
  • You will reach a Y junction with Wood Road on your left.
  • 68 Meters past this junction take the farm track on your left. This is before Thistledown House.
  • Follow this sand track into the wood.
  • After 400 meters you will come to a wider area.
  • Park to one side before the track narrows.
  • Walk 400 metres up the track and you will see a locked deer fence on the left. Please call before viewing to get the combination for the lock.
  • Go through the gate and follow the track for 100 metres.
  • Turn left and entrance for Newburghs Wood is on the right after 90 metres.
  • Please drive very slowly up the track past the cottage. Family pets are loose and vehicles reverse onto the track.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode IP30 9RR is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.
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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 secure newly restored English woodland.

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