SOLD: Coed Hen Gapel (Old Chapel Wood) £85,000 Freehold


Coed Hen Gapel is a relatively level, mixed broadleaf woodland located just a couple of miles away from the lovely seaside town of Criccieth. The trees are quite dense, so this would be an ideal opportunity to do some thinning, favouring whichever species are preferred.

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.


A conifer crop was clear-felled about 25 years ago, and apart from along the external boundaries with adjacent fields, all of the growth is mixed broadleaf natural regeneration, with the occasional conifer to be found.


Leading off from the hard standing parking area there is a recently brush cut path which leads to a small clearing with a simple handmade bench.

There are some areas of seasonal wetland within the wood - wet in the winter, much drier in the spring and summer.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access to the woodland is via a small stretch of track, which used to be a public road, until the road was widened back in the 1970s, and moved away from the wood. The remains of the tarmac means this track is suitable for most cars. There is a stone parking area at the entrance of the woodland however, the remaining track beyond this parking area comes with the woodland and can also be used for parking.

There are no tracks within the woodland and no public footpaths.

Local area and history

Located a couple of miles away is the lovely seaside town of Criccieth here you’ll find several pubs and restaurants as well as Criccieth Castle which is a stunning sight as you enter Criccieth from the east. Llanystumdwy is where David Lloyd George was brought up as a child, before going on to be Prime Minister from 1916-1922. There is a Lloyd George museum in the village.

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. 123
  • Grid ref: SH 465 383
  • Nearest post code: LL52 0LS
  • GPS coordinates: 52.9201, -4.28517

Location map


From the north:

Head south-east on A487 towards B4411

Turn right onto B4411 a few hundred yards after The Goat Inn

Continue for 2 miles then turn right

Continue for 1.6 miles then turn right

Continue for a few hundred yards past Llanystumdwy campsite which will be on your left hand side. Take the right turn before you get to the junction that takes you onto the main road.

The woodland entrance will be at the end of the road.

From the east/south:

Coming from the A487 At Minffordd Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Porthmadog Byp/A487

Continue for 2.3 miles then at Porthmadog Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A487

Continue for 0.8 miles then at Tremadog Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A498

Continue for 0.4 miles then at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A497

Continue along the A497 for 5.7 miles then turn right then immediately left.

The woodland entrance will be at the end of the road. Please park right in front of the gate, so as not to block the drive or the parking spaces of the houses.

If using a sat nav enter LL52 0LS, this is the nearest post code to the woodland and will take you right to the woodland entrance.

What3words: haircuts.crucially.awaited (main entrance gate)

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.

Coed Hen Gapel is a mixed broadleaf woodland located a couple of miles away from the lovely seaside town of Criccieth.

Managed by Ash Charlwood and Helen Iles

Telephone: 07817 761125

Telephone: 07901 718474

Email: [email protected]