SOLD: Robinson Wood £59,000 Freehold


Accessed along good woodland tracks and then down a grassy ride, Robinson Wood is set on a gentle slope, leading down to a small stream which forms its north-western boundary.

The wood has a narrow strip of 15 year old planting along the south eastern edge, all native hardwood trees such as beech, oak, hazel and some ash, with an open spacing which suits ground nesting birds such as woodcock which often take cover in patches of bramble. There is also wild rose, rush and other wildflowers and grasses in meadow areas that are filled with bees and butterflies in search of nectar.

Moving downhill, the wood becomes more mature, growing a broad mix of species such as oak, pine, ash, beech and birch and colonised by other trees which existed prior to the planting or have seeded themselves such as sycamore, rowan and willow. Blackthorn and hawthorn patches can also be found, further adding to the diversity and a good crop of sloes is available to an owner who's partial to a drop of sloe gin.

Alongside the stream, which flows year round, sycamore trees are growing, along with a few other blackthorns. Beneath the trees, helpfully the ground is quite clear and mossy in the shadier spots. Blackbirds, wrens and longtailed tits collect this moss for their nests. On the level areas above the stream bank, there are opportunities to create a dell, perhaps for picnics, or to sit quietly and catch a glimpse of an iridescent kingfisher flashing by.

The wood takes its name from Nottingham’s best known busker Frank Robinson (1932-2004), affectionately known as ‘Xylophone Man’ who lived in Cotgrave, close to the wood, commuting to the city each day. Robinson played a limited repertoire on a child's metallophone. His familiar sound created by the, arguably, random hitting of notes was accompanied by an excitable and enthusiastic approach to his instrument, earning him great affection from the Nottingham public and also something of a cult following.

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.

Wood maps

Wood map


Boundary markings are in blue on posts along the south eastern boundary. The north western boundary has a stream and south western and south eastern boundarys have posts and the north eastern boundary is next to a track and has markings on trees.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 129
  • Grid ref: SK 643 330
  • Nearest post code: NG12 5PG
  • GPS coordinates: 52.8907, -1.04428

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), and follow the track round a sharp right hand bend and then take the lefthand downhill turn.
  • Continue for 250 metres Taking the first left turn
  • After 100 metres Robinson 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

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 mixed broadleaved woodland of diverse age and habitat, alongside a stream, with passing kingfishers.

Managed by Dan Watson

Telephone: 07970 116 515

Email: [email protected]