SOLD: Woodruffe Wood £59,000 Freehold

  • Cadney , Brigg, Lincolnshire
  • about 4 ¾ acres
  • East Anglia


A semi-mature woodland planted in 2004, this young woodland provides an opportunity to nurture and manage now and for future generations. A nurse crop of poplar trees will soon be at a stage to thin if desired, this will create space for future planting and further diversity.

Secure gated access from the highway to Woodruffe Wood ensures both privacy and security, the access is via a well maintained track that goes all the way to the woodland entrance.

Adjacent to Woodruffe Wood is the delightful open farmland of Lincolnshire. Deer roam freely here in the early morning before retreating to take cover in the sanctuary of the woodland.

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.


Poplar was planted as a nurse crop and below this is a mix of sycamore, ash, alder, willow, guelder rose and hawthorn.


A vast array of wildlife including hares, squirrels, wood pigeon are all regular visitors to the woodland. roe deer have also been seen. Easy access to water and damp ditches provide the perfect habitat for frogs and newts.


The woodland is level and secure being accessed via a private farm track.

A generous grassy area at the north eastern side of the woodland is an ideal place to camp

Access, tracks and footpaths

A stoned track that is suitable for most vehicles leads all the way from the highway to the woodland providing excellent all year access for woodland management. The woodland has no footpaths or public access and is very private.

Rights and covenants

The woodland is covered by Farm Woodland Premium Scheme with the Forestry Commission.


A perfect family wood, good for camping and numerous outdoor activities.

For those seeking a tranquil retreat it could be ideal for forest bathing This Japanese practice is a process of relaxation; known in Japan as shinrin yoku. The simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you whilst breathing deeply can help both adults and children de-stress and boost health and wellbeing in a natural way. Perhaps the ultimate post Covid remedy.

Local area and history

The area has been an idyllic representation of rural England. Small hamlets and villages surrounded by open countryside. The clergyman and ecologist from who this woodland derived its name is Adrian Woodruffe-Peacock who made his living here from 1891 onwards, the very rural and sparsely populated parish proving useful in his development as an ecologist. Not much has changed in the parish over the last century and it is still possible to immerse yourself in the rural enclave.

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. 112
  • Grid ref: TA 019 028
  • Nearest post code: DN20 9HR
  • GPS coordinates: 53.5125, -0.464809

Location map


  • From Junction 4 of the M180 head south to Brigg.
  • From the centre of Brigg follow the main road east with Tesco's on your right.
  • After Tesco's at the next roundabout take the minor road to Cadney.
  • Drive though Cadney and as you exit the village on the Howsham Lane there is a red brick farm building on the right.
  • The Farm building has a sign advertising Old Barn "bed and breakfast"
  • Just after this on the right take the farm track. Please see photograph below.
  • The track is barred by a locked ride stop. The new owner will have full vehicle access to the wood.
  • Park to the east on the verge and walk down the track for 600 metres.
  • Just after you have crossed a culvert turn right.
  • Follow the stoned track for 150 metres before turning left.
  • Follow this track for 50 metres and the woodland entrance is on the left.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode DN20 9HR 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.

Set in beautiful countryside Woodruffe Wood is a tranquil haven a world away from the throng of modern life.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]