SOLD: St Agnes Wood £59,000 Freehold

  • Cawston, Aylsham , Norfolk
  • nearly 4 acres
  • East Anglia


This secluded woodland offers the woodlander the perfect opportunity for family forestry. It is conveniently located to nearby Aylsham and the city of Norwich. A real asset is the Marriots Way which passes just to the north of the woodland. Thus it would be possible to walk, cycle or even ride a horse all the way from Norwich to the woodland, only having to use a road for the very last section.

The woodland is mixed, predominantly mature conifer with self-seeded silver birch and an understorey of holly and sweet chestnut. It is a wildlife haven, being the perfect habitat for hares and muntjac deer as well as foxes, buzzards and squirrels.

The woodland has plenty of places to camp with some open glades, in contrast there are several denser areas which give privacy. It benefits from being part of a much larger private woodland all of which is covered by the Woodlands.co.uk protective covenant.

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 has a good variety of species and age of trees. Whilst predominately soft wood, silver birch, sweet chestnut and holly break up the woodland and provide cover.


Roe and muntjac deer are regularly seen as they are territorial. The trees offer a home to numerous birdlife including buzzards, woodpeckers and owls. Otters are also known to be in the area.


The woodland gently slopes towards the east and having two sides open to fields it catches sunlight for much of the day. A series of internal tracks make it easy to move about the woodland from its southern edge to the more secluded northern reaches. There are plenty of areas within the woodland to camp or have a picnic and spend time immersed in nature.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The woodland is accessed via an excellent stoned track. A number of internal tracks cross the woodland . The main cross track is used by the local farmer to access his fields and this wide ride would be a perfect place to put a high seat to observe deer. A footpath runs up the eastern edge giving access to the Marriots way.


St Agnes Wood provides the 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 woodland hides and all sorts of other outdoor activities can be done here.

Local area and history

The woodland is named after St Agnes church in nearby Cawston. This is one of the most beautiful and exciting historic churches in Norfolk. Thousands of visitors are drawn to Cawston each year to see the superb 15th-century hammer beam angel roof and the glorious late medieval painted screen.

The church was built by Michael de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, in the early years of the 14th century. The De la Pole arms adorn the porch and tower. The tower is stunning, standing almost 120 feet high, but unlike most Norfolk towers it is relatively plain, without all the pinnacles, that grace so many other towers in the county.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by lilac paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern and northern boundaries are a line of stakes. The eastern and western boundaries are the wood edge.

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 163 257
  • Nearest post code: NR11 6UN
  • GPS coordinates: 52.7863, 1.20737

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 450 metres.
  • A double metal gate will be in front of you. Park to the wood side of the track ensuring you do not block the track.
  • Carefully climb over the hinged end of the gate. Or climb over the bank and follow the stone track in front of you,
  • Follow the stoned track to the cross roads 100 metres from the gate.
  • Turn right at the cross roads and head east passed three tracks on your left, after about 400 metres take the fourth track on your left.
  • Follow the stoned track 150 metres to its end and you will find the wood entrance infront of you.
  • 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 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.

Away from the disturbance of roads and human population, St Agnes Wood is a retreat to the restorative effects of the natural environment.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]