SOLD: Wainfleet Wood £75,000 Freehold

  • Wainfleet St Mary, Skegness, Lincolnshire
  • about 4 ¾ acres
  • East Anglia


The woodland is a place where there is no need to hurry. Wainfleet Wood has thrived since it was planted in 2003 without much intervention in recent times. Experience suggests that it is best to enjoy a cycle of seasons and take time to plan how best to enjoy a woodland. It may be principally as a place of retreat and for the enjoyment of nature with minimal interruption required. Or there is the option for much greater activity, to diversify the natural environment for the benefit of wildlife through further planting of native species and development of suitable habitat. Whichever route is preferred, the young woodland here is an ideal ownership opportunity, with secure access and the timeless pleasure of nature to enjoy.

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 is a wonderful mix of traditional British trees. 30% of the trees planted were oaks followed in declining order with ash, cherry, rowan, silver birch, field maple crab apple and holly. 10% of the planting area was made up of woody shrubs to ensure the wood has a varied understory giving wildlife plenty of cover.


Hares, squirrels, wood pigeon are all regular visitors to the woodland. Roe deer have also been seen.


The woodland is a secure sanctuary. Set behind a locked gate and surrounded by ditches it offers anyone looking for a long term project the chance to create their own woodland. The hard work has been done, the land was cleared and planted in 2003. The trees have taken incredibly well and are now established yet still young and full of vigour. An owner will have the benefit of now seeing them grow at this the most exciting period of a trees growth. A number of open spaces offer great places to camp and enjoy the surrounding countryside.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The woodland is accessed direct from the lane via a five bar gate. The woodland is very private and is surrounded by ditches.

A footpath runs along the southern boundary giving access to the earthworks of the old Medieval Village of Wainfleet.


The stunning Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is just a short drive south of Skegness and offers access to some truly remarkable scenery. If you're hoping to explore the famous English countryside, this untamed hinterland is where you'll come across a wealth of breathtaking landscapes that overflow with enchanting wildlife.

Excellent for visiting throughout the year, this place is simply bursting with biodiversity. Alongside miles of sand dunes, freshwater lagoons and dense woodland, the Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is a bird-watching wonderland, with brent geese, redwings, and skylarks all calling the place home.

Skegness Beach is undoubtedly the top attraction when exploring the charming coastal town. With visitors coming from near and far to enjoy its wide stretches of pristine sand; take a walk along the dunes and experience the fantastic views along the shoreline.

Like any good resort town, there are numerous lively activities to enjoy once you've taken a dip in the sea and dried off on the beach. Keep the entire family entertained with beachfront donkey rides and theme park thrills at the nearby fairgrounds. Meanwhile, there's no shortage of classic British restaurants and takeaway spots lining the top of the beach.

Local area and history

Skegness is where you can find an array of great seaside traditions, promising there's always something awesome to see and do during your visit. Situated on the stunning Lincolnshire Coast, Skegness has long been regarded as one of England's top coastal resort towns.

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. 273
  • Grid ref: TF 475 585
  • Nearest post code: PE24 4JT
  • GPS coordinates: 53.1037, 0.202303

Location map


  • From Skegness drive South on the A52 for just over 4.5 miles
  • Turn right onto Croft Bank. Croft Bank bends right and becomes Skegness Road.
  • Turn right to Mount Pleasant and immediately left onto Northholme.
  • Then turn right to Spilsby Road the B1195 and follow for 1.8 miles.
  • Turn left into Station Road which turns into Culvert Road after 1mile and then into Old Fen Road.
  • After half a mile turn into Church Road and the wood will be on your left.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode PE24 4JT 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.

An exciting opportunity to own a young vibrant woodland.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]