SOLD: Green Wold Wood £110,000 Freehold

  • Cotgrave, near Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • just over 5 ½ acres
  • Northern England


Green Wold Wood is situated near the eastern edge of Cotgrave Forest and is a tranquil, mixed deciduous woodland, rich in wildlife.

The larger trees in the wood are mostly oak, a corner stone species of a woodland, hybrid poplar and silver birch, with some ash and sycamore too. A dense understorey of coppiced willow, birch, sycamore and ash is dotted through with lime and sweet chestnut, while towards the eastern edge of the wood there is a scattering of conifers adding further diversity.

Everywhere, sweetly scented honeysuckle twines and bramble arches to reach the best sunlight; all great cover for wildlife. The wood is criss-crossed with deer trails and the ground is carpeted with feather moss and arum lillies (lords and ladies).

Running along the north eastern boundary is a seasonal beck that provides a welcome watering hole to mammals, amphibians and bird life.

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.


Maturing oak, hybrid poplar and birch. Also present are goat willow, sycamore, ash, sweet chestnut, and lime.


Muntjac and roe deer pass through the forest and their trails are easy to spot through the wood.

Bird life seems ever-present, tits move through the canopy in search of food and the songs of robins and wrens ring out. Buzzards wheel overhead, sometimes low, just above the canopy, at other times high in the clouds.


  • Some nice large trees.
  • A rustic bench.
  • Plenty of wildlife.
  • A drainage beck.
  • Peace and quiet.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A solid stone track, suitable for cars and 4wd vehicles, leads to the ride-stop entrance of Green Wold Wood. From here, a grass ride runs along the south-eastern boundary. Routes and animal tracks lead through the wood, and the new owner might like to connect some of these up, to increase the network of clear footpaths.

Rights and covenants

There are no public rights of way within the wood.

The sporting rights are included in the sale.

Our standard covenant will apply.


Green Wold Wood is great small wood for conservation and family forestry projects.

The new owner could perhaps selectively fell a few poplars and encourage some of the native trees to grow on as standards. More glades or clearings would benefit the insect life (and in turn, the birds) and could be used for occasional camping or as a base for woodland operations.

Pole wood from the coppiced birch and willow would be useful for woodland structures and dens; the birch also makes great firewood.

Local area and history

The place-name Cotgrave seems to have been derived from the Old English personal name, Cotta with graf (Old English), grove or copse, to make 'Cotta's grove'.

The local area is known as the Vale of Belvoir, meaning ‘beautiful view’, in French. The name was used by the 11th century Norman invaders when the original Belvoir Castle was established, but the native Anglo-Saxon population was unable to pronounce such a foreign word, preferring to call it "Beaver Castle" and this pronunciation is still used today. The area’s most famous produce includes Stilton cheese and Melton Mowbray pork pies, both area ideal for a picnic in the woods.

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. 126
  • Grid ref: SK 649 329
  • Nearest post code: NG12 5PG
  • GPS coordinates: 52.8898, -1.03583

Location map


Just 10 miles from the centre of Nottingham and 20 miles north of Leicester.


From the South:-

  • Travelling along the A46 turn on to the A606 signed to Nottingham.
  • Pass the left turn to Widmerpool.
  • Continue straight on through Stanton-on-the-Wolds.
  • Immediately after leaving Stanton-on-the-Wolds turn right into Laming Gap Lane.

From the West:-

  • Travelling along the M52 turn on to the A606 signed to Melton.
  • Go under the railway and through Tollerton.
  • Go straight on at the traffic lights.
  • Pass two left turns to Normanton.
  • Immediately before Stanton-on-the Wolds village sign turn left onto Laming Gap Lane.

Laming Gap Lane:-

  • Pass Wynnstay Cottage on the left and proceed to a sharp right hand bend.
  • Park in the lay-by at this point.
  • Cotgrave Forest is 100 metres north east along Wolds Lane.
  • Walk round the green entrance barrier and continue along the track (Wolds Lane)
  • Continue for 200 metres before taking a right turn onto the recently surfaced track.
  • Climb the wooden fencing to the left or right of the temporary barrier and walk along the track for 350 metres doglegging to the right around the small pond half way.
  • at the junction turn left then right after 30 metres.
  • Proceed for about 170 metres before turning left continue to the t junction and turn right. Greenwold wood is located to the left of the track.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

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 mixed deciduous woodland with incredible diversity, mainly surrounded by the larger forest; an opportunity for a quiet retreat and perfect for nature immersion.

Managed by Dan Watson

Telephone: 07970 116 515

Email: [email protected]