SOLD: Wolterton Wood £99,000 Freehold

  • Cawston, Aylsham, Norfolk
  • about 6 ¾ acres
  • East Anglia


Wolterton Wood offers the very best of small woodland ownership in terms of both its secluded rural location, good track access from the road and a series of pathways once within its boundaries. In addition the wood is on level ground and has a delightful emerging understorey of new broadleaf beneath impressive evergreens.

To some, Wolterton Wood is the classic woodland of the mind's eye, a place to recreate the memories of childhood and for new family forestry projects to create memories with future generations. From the towering pines near the entrance follow the woodland paths as they wind beneath the woodland canopy.

There is wood fuel a plenty for the family fire awaiting collection from the forest floor. Numerous woodland tracks and clearings are evident to the visitor; ideal for nature camping trips to enjoy and observe woodland plants and animals throughout the changing seasons.

In close proximity is the Marriots Way where it is possible to travel to the wood by foot, horse or bicycle from both Norwich and Aylsham only adding to the adventure.

The nearby town of Aylsham is useful for a range of everyday shops and pubs and the city of Norwich lies within easy reach, providing access to an extensive range of services to fully equip the forester or camper with tools and supplies.

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.


Mainly planted in the 1950s the woodland is well established with mainly mature pines with a scattering of oak, sycamore and beech.


As Wolterton Wood forms part of a much larger area of woodland it has a greater attraction for wildlife. The larger area of woodland is known to be home to otters, deer and hares. Whilst the tree canopy provides a home for owls, buzzards and numerous other birds.


Gently undulating with excellent internal paths this is the perfect wood for kids and also big kids to play :-) A corral type den has been built which makes a great pretend fort or place to set up camp.

Having both open fields to the south and west allows the sunlight to penetrate and brighten the woodland. This has allowed some magnificent ancient oak trees become established along the woodland edge.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The woodland is accessed from the highway via a good stoned farm track. From the main gate the track is a solid hard covered track to the Wolterton Wood. There are no public footpaths through the wood ensuring privacy.


A perfect family wood, good for camping and numerous outdoor activities. Great childhood adventures could take place within this woodland.

For those seeking a tranquil retreat it could be ideal for meditation. The simple experience of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you whilst breathing deeply. Perhaps the ultimate post Covid remedy.

Local area and history

Wolterton wood is named after the nearby Wolterton estate. This part of Norfolk has been preserved by large estates and grand country houses. The most notable locally are at Blickling, Felbrigg, Mannington and Wolterton, These are now important tourist attractions.

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. 238
  • Grid ref: TG 156 254
  • Nearest post code: NR11 6UN
  • GPS coordinates: 52.7832, 1.19615

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,
  • You come to a cross roads after 100 metres turn left and head west to the hammerhead.
  • 120 metres from the cross roads at the track hammerhead the wood entrance is on the left.
  • 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 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.

A stunning enclave of woodland wildlife and biodiversity set amidst the peaceful landscape of Norfolk

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]