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Widgington Wood - SOLD, Buckinghamshire - Nearly 3 acres, £39,000

Widgington Wood - SOLD

Widgington Wood is an ancient, semi natural woodland. It dates back to before 1600AD and has been recognised as an excellent example of beech Chiltern woodland. It is well stocked with both mature and young trees.

Importantly for the family forester access to the woodland is exceptional. The track is suitable for all year use by most family vehicles. A large hard standing is available for parking directly in front of the wood entrance

An old forestry ride leads you from the entrance into the folds of this mature beech woodland. A bench has been placed just around the first bend in the track and is a great place to just sit and enjoy the woodland. As you venture further into the depths it is easy to disappear from sight as there is excellent ground cover of mostly natural regenerated beech and holly which provides year-round leaf cover. Tracks are found throughout the woodland and give good access as the wood is dense in parts.

Of particular note you often see red kites circling overhead or perched in the upper limbs of mature beech trees. A formerly endangered species whose numbers are now recovering well, though still in isolated pockets such as the Chilterns and West Wales. They were reintroduced to the area by the RSPB and English Nature with assistance from Paul Getty, the American millionaire and philanthropist. In clear weather more than 20 may be seen at one time. Other wildlife of note includes deer, foxes and badgers.

Named after a local 18th century chairmakers Widgington. The Windsor chair industry was one of the main contributors and reasons why there are so many fine beech woodlands in Buckinghamshire. The design of the well known Windsor chair was probably a development of West Country, 'stick-back' chairs, but the evidence of origin is not certain. It is thought that the first Windsor chair made its appearance in the county of Buckinghamshire, where the main centre of production eventually moved to High Wycombe. Here the Widgington family had a thriving business. The first chairs were of the comb-back variety. By the 18th century steam-bending was being used to produce the characteristic "bow" of the Windsor chair.

Widgington Wood forms part of a much larger area of ancient woodland known as East Wood. In 1996 the Royal Agricultural Society of England awarded this woodland a silver medal certificate for natural regeneration and in 1998 it won the Chiltern woodlands award for demonstrating the highest standards of silvaculture management.

Previously managed to maximise the capital value of the timber value whilst allowing regeneration to establish for future generations. Dotted throughout this beech woodland you will also find oaks, holly, hawthorn and cherry which add variety. This is an ideal woodland for family forestry with lots of dead wood available for the log burner and plenty of places in which to camp or picnic.

Easily found and accessed due to an excellent stoned track suitable for most vehicles. Located just off the A40 being under 40 miles from London and under 20 miles from Oxford it has great possibilities for anyone looking for a country retreat. The village of Stokenchurch is less than a mile from the woodland and has excellent village shops.

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.

  • Price: £39,000 Freehold
  • Location: Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Size: Nearly 3 acres for sale


The boundaries are indicated by pink paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern eastern and western boundaries are marked with stakes. The northern boundary is the road ditch.

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Local manager

matt Matt Marples
07979 755 118

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OS Landranger: OS No 165
Grid ref: SU 776 956
Nearest post code: HP14 3XJ



From the M40 take junction 5 and proceed to Stokenchurch via the A40


The boundaries are indicated by pink paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern eastern and western boundaries are marked with stakes. The northern boundary is the road ditch.

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