SOLD: Woden Wood £42,000 Freehold

  • Barham, Ipswich, Suffolk
  • about 2 ¾ acres
  • East Anglia


It is very hard to find woods in the South of England that are as quiet and free of traffic noise. Woden Wood enjoys this enviable accolade located in the south eastern corner of 100 acres of privately owned woodland and meadows. A wonderfully secluded location yet accessed by an excellent stone track which is suitable for most vehicles.

From the woodland entrance an old ride system provides access the whole wood. You will find a bench on the left after thirty metres, whilst visiting please do take some time to sit quietly here and take in the sound of birdsong.

The woodland is mainly naturally regenerated sycamore, oak and birch, some larger mature oak trees are dotted thoughout the woodland and the field boundary is made up of mature ash and oak trees which provide shelter to the younger trees. To the right of the entrance a wide band of semi ancient woodland adds variety. This area has oaks and ash along with an understory of hazel. The south western corner is marked by a truly magnificent oak tree.

Woden Wood is at a stage where an owner can shape and create a woodland for future generations with some restocking of selected trees. The existing trees would offer protection as nurse trees.

Due to the age and natural feel of the woodland it is a perfect wildlife sanctuary. The larger area of woodland from which Woden Wood forms part is home to a herd of fallow deer, these are frequently seen in Woden Wood. The bramble cover is also ideal for muntjac deer, foxes and rabbits whilst the wild flowers attract butterflies and bees during the spring and summer months.

Open fields flank the woodland to the south and a private meadow to the west allows the wood to be bathed with sunlight for most of the day. The area of mature woodland to the south also acts as an excellent screen from weather.

The woodland is named after a Saxon god. Suffolk was a major Saxon centre. Woden was the chief God. The god of battle and war but also was an observer of humans whom he visited in disguise. Woden’s name is remembered in the day Wednesday which means Wodens Day. It also crops up in a great number of place names such as Wednesbury and Wednesfield.

The woodland is only five miles north from the town of Ipswich and a short distance from both the A12 and A14 however feels very rural and offers owners a perfect countryside retreat.

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 by pink markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern boundary is the ditch by field edge. The western and northern boundaries are the stone track edge and the eastern boundary is a line of 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. 169
  • Grid ref: TM 139 524
  • Nearest post code: IP6 0PB
  • GPS coordinates: 52.1288, 1.12444

Location map



  • From the A14 exit at junc 52 to Claydon.
  • Go through Claydon on the Norwich Road and after 2.3 miles turn right onto Sandy Lane.
  • Travel along Sandy Lane past the first woodlands for sale sign.
  • After 0.5 mile you will see a second woodlands for sale sign on the right opposite Brick Kiln Lodge.
  • Turn right. You may have to open a double wooden gate.
  • Directly past the double wooden gate on your right is a double metal gate.
  • Park to the right side of the double metal gateway.
  • Walk around the side of the metal gate and follow the stone track in front of you.
  • At the junction with a stone track on the right keep left, past a barn and follow the track 700 metres past meadows along a wood edge on your right.
  • The track bends sharply left and after 50 metres there is a turning on the right, take this.
  • The wood entrance is 15 metres up this spur track on the right.
  • For further details please look at plan number 3.
  • Please note the buyer will be provided with a key for full vehicular access.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode IP6 0PB 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 tranquil wildlife haven set on level ground with good access.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]