Plantation Wood £135,000 Freehold

  • Gayhurst, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
  • just over 7 acres
  • East Anglia


Plantation Wood is such a wonderfully varied woodland. The entrance to the woodland is via a private ride which forms the eastern boundary. This would be a perfect place to set up a wildlife hide. From here you can observe deer as they emerge from the cover of the depths of Plantation Wood when they venture into the more open areas to the east.

To the right of the entrance ride is a large grass clearing, this sanctuary is clear from outside view and a perfect place to camp or picnic.

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 northern section of the woodland is made up of Scots pine and Norway spruce. This is now very well established and could be thinned producing a valuable timer resource. The southern and western edges of the woodland are a mix of oak ash and chestnut. A walnut tree is found on the southern edge.


The tree canopy hosts a variety of birdlife that includes buzzards, red kites, owls and woodpeckers.

Woburn Abbey is only 12 miles from the woodland. During the Victorian period Woburn introduced many deer species into the park, over time many of these deer escaped, these include muntjac and Chinese Water Deer . Other deer seen regularly are fallow ( introduced by the Normans in the 11th century ) and our native red and roe deer. All of these deer can be found in this woodland.


This gently slopping wood is very thick in parts and offers great privacy. The area of plantation is now past thicket stage and in the future will offer a valuable crop. The glade and natural broadleaf trees provide variety and diversity of habitat. An old deer fence surrounds most of the area of soft wood.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Full vehicle access to the woodland is via the north western gate by the highway ( please see the access plan ) This is a very solid stone track suitable for year round use.

The last 100 metres to the woodland entrance is along a woodland ride. This along with the internal rides are best used by vehicle in the summer months or could be upgraded if required subject to normal planning consents.


The woodland provides an opportunity for a new owner to engage in family forestry.

Managing a mixed woodland and learning bushcraft skills is a great way to escape modern life.

Camping or building hides and all sorts of other outdoor activities can be done here.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by lime green paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The northern boundary is a line of stakes and paint markings on trees . The southern boundary is the highways fence. The eastern boundary is the western side of the ride and is marked with posts. The western boundary is a old ditch line.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 152
  • Grid ref: SP 830 465
  • Nearest post code: MK16 8LH
  • GPS coordinates: 52.1114, -0.788175

Location map


  • From the M1, exit at junction 14 and head north towards Newport Pagnell on the A509. Where this road meets the west-east A422, continue straight over to pick up the B526 which will take you through Newport Pagnell and on past Tyringham into Gayhurst.

  • North of Gayhurst take the turning towards Tathall End and Hanslope. This turning is on the left on a bend.

  • After a short distance you will see the wooden access gate on your left which leads to the woodland. (Just past the gate is the "Woodlands for sale" sign and then Buntsy Farm on your right hand side) Please do not block the gate.

  • Please park near to, but not in front of the gate and use the temporary stile to access the woodland. (Please be careful as this is only a temporary structure)

  • The walk to the wood is a long one This route given is only for viewing access only. The purchaser of the wood will have full vehicle access down the ride shown on plan 3 directly to the woodland which is suitable for most vehicles.

  • Please walk to the very end of the ride 600 metres and then turn right. Walk down this side ride for 300 metres until you get to a cross-roads with an old bench by an oak tree. Turn left and almost imediatly on your right is a ride with a gate.

  • Go down this ride for 150 metres and the entrance is on your left.

  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode MK16 8LQ is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps.

  • What 3 words for the stile. final.stun.aside.

  • The words for the wood entrance are at Plantation Wood are ranking.generally.travel.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

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 great opportunity to own an amenity woodland with a valuable timber crop.

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