SOLD: Birdholme Wood £65,000 Freehold


On arrival at Birdholme Wood the first impression is the tall, straight-grown Corsican pines, reaching up to the sky. The trees are well-spaced, and the light and airy canopy is often filled with birds; it also allows sunlight to reach ground level for young trees to grow and the broadleaved seedbank of the old forest is establishing well. Oak, beech, birch and rowan grow, along with holly that provides privacy and cover for wildlife.

Closer to the brook, which runs the length of the north-western boundary, large old oaks and lovely beech trees grow all along the edge, these aged specimens have been seeding themselves into available spaces and there is a varied age structure. Hazel is also present in places, and some has been coppiced in the past.

Growing at ground-level, there is a splendid display of bluebells in the spring. Ferns and patches of bramble are dotted with honeysuckle and ivy making a lovely patchwork of flora.

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.


Large oak, beech and Corsican pine with holly, hazel and birch.


Birdholme Wood is, rather appropriately, an excellent home for birds! Many different species of woodland bird can be observed from wrens and robins, a range of tits as well as nuthatches, treecreepers and greater spotted woodpeckers.


  • Birdholme Brook flows inside the north-western boundary of the wood and a small connecting stream meets it, flowing as a trickle in summer and a larger flow in winter.
  • Views over the meadow, beyond the brook are rather lovely, framed by veteran trees.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The ride-stop entrance is reached a solid stone track leading from the Matlock Road.

Beyond the ride-stop, a public footpath extends down the eastern boundary and several other informal paths give access to the rest of the wood.

Rights and covenants

There is a public right of way (footpath) within the wood.

The sporting rights are included in the sale.

Our standard covenant will apply.


A great wood for wildlife observation and family forestry fun.

Local area and history

Birdholme Wood takes its name from the brook and a settlement to the north, now on the fringes of Chesterfield. Within the local village of Walton are a few shops, a golf course, and a pub called The Blue Stoops on Matlock Road. The River Hipper, fed by the surrounding moors between Chatsworth and Chesterfield, runs by Walton and feeds Walton Dam.

Chatsworth House is the grand seat of the Duke of Devonshire. The present mansion was chiefly built in 1687-1706, by the first Duke of Devonshire, after designs by Talman and Wren and this beautiful house, along with its stunning parkland, designed first by Capability Brown is open to the public.

Wood maps

Wood map


Boundary markings are mauve, on trees along all boundaries.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 119
  • Grid ref: SK 360 686
  • Nearest post code: S42 7LG
  • GPS coordinates: 53.2139, -1.46212

Location map


Just 2 miles from Chesterfield, 15 miles from Sheffield and 30 miles from Nottingham.

For Directions From Bing Maps click here, enter your own postcode, (entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Get Directions" box. This will take you to the entrance.

  • From M1 junction 29 take the A617 signed to Chesterfield.
  • Follow the A617 dual carriage way for about 4 miles and at the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A61 signed to Derby and Matlock.
  • Continue on the A61, after passing the Tesco Express turn right at the traffic lights sign posted for Matlock (A632) and Buxton (A619).
  • Follow this road up the hill and at the roundabout take the second exit onto the A632 signed to Matlock.
  • Pass Walton Hospital on the left.
  • Continue up hill and at the traffic lights go straight on past the Texaco garage.
  • Follow the A632 Matlock Road for about 1½ miles until you reach a ‘Woodlands for Sale’ sign on the left. Pull in here and park ensuring the gated access is left clear.
  • On foot now, climb the stile and follow the farm track for about 400 metres until the gate into Walton woods is reached.
  • Birdholme Wood is approximately 500 metres along the track and to the left.

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 small mixed woodland of planted pines and naturally grown broadleaved trees on a planted ancient woodland site (PAWS), with a brook, bluebells and good access.

Managed by Dan Watson

Telephone: 07970 116 515

Email: [email protected]