SOLD: Wallace Wood. £49,000

  • Bayford, Hertford, Hertfordshire
  • over 3 acres
  • East Anglia


Located a just short drive from the town of Hertford, Wallace Wood is accessed via a stone road from the highway past pony paddocks to the main entrance of a larger privately owned woodland that Wallace Wood forms part.

Upon entering the main woodland a world of peace and tranquility envelopes you, the nearby towns left far behind as birdsong replaces traffic noise. From here a hardcore track suitable for most vehicles meanders nearly a third a mile through beautiful woodland to the entrance of Wallace Wood.

Wallace wood is classified as Ancient Semi Natural Woodland (ASNW) this designation indicates this is a site of woodland dating back to at least 1600AD. The woodland is steeped in history and once formed part of the Bayfordbury Estate.

Named after Alfred Russel Wallace who proposed a theory of natural selection at the same time as Charles Darwin he was a local boy who lived in Hertford between the ages of five and thirteen and attended the local Grammar School. Wallace never received the recognition of Darwin so it seems right this woodland is named after him.

A turning area just in front of the woodland entrance provides an ideal hard standing for parking. Venturing by foot into the woodland there is a large pond on your right. This attractive pond is used by ducks on a regular basis and attracts much wildlife. At the far end of the wood there is a second pond, although not as large and would benefit from some clearing, a rewarding project for the budding pond enthusiast.

The woodland understory is open and clear allowing clusters of bluebells. These are a favourite food for the resident muntjac deer. These secretive small deer are found thoughout the woodland and great fun can be had trying to spot them before they spot you.

Around the woodland edge are some fantastic hornbeam coppice stools, their trunks bent and knotted like giant bonsai trees, the perfect result of man and nature. Other species of tree such as horse chestnut, oak, ash and spindle can also be found in the woodland.

The woodland's open mature nature offers plenty of places to set up camp and enjoy the solitude this wood offers. Being located at the end of the woodland track ensures privacy, woods such as these are rare to the market in this location and provides a perfect countryside retreat.

Conveniently located being only three miles south west from the town of Hertford and a short distance from both the M25 and M1.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Matt Marples

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.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated with lilac painted boundary stakes and markings on trees. The southern eastern and northern boundary are the wood-edge and the western boundary is indicated by stakes.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 166
  • Grid ref: TL 316 095
  • Nearest post code: SG13 8PR
  • GPS coordinates: 51.7694, -0.0927701

Location map


  • From Junction 4 of the A1(M) take the A414 to Hertford.
  • Follow for 3 miles turning onto B1455.
  • After half a mile turn left onto B158 for 2.25 miles.
  • Turn right to Bayford.
  • After .75 mile turn left up a stone track. A large sign reads Bayford Park fishing Lake. (If the gate is locked call for the code.) This track is opposite Bayford Hall Farm.
  • Carry on up the hill for 200 metres before turning at the first right.
  • Follow the track for 200 metres to the woodland gate. please park to one side not blocking the gateway.
  • Please note full vehicular access comes with this wood.
  • Carefully climb over the gate at the hinge side.
  • Follow the track for 600 metres to the wood entrance which is marked with a named ridestop.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode SG13 8PR 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.

A secluded and private Ancient Semi Natural Woodland set on level ground with attractive ponds.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]