SOLD: Wesley Wood £51,000 Freehold


Surrounded on all sides by woodland, Wesley Wood has a quiet and peaceful feel and is the perfect location to escape the rigours and calls of everyday life.

Some planted soft woods which include a mix of pine, spruce and larch, are growing well around the periphery, while self-seeded birch of about 25 years old, make up the majority of the woodland cover. Here and there you will find some oak seedlings too, part of the seedbank from the historic wood.

A network of small grass-covered clearings are scattered throughout the wood, offering great locations to take in the solitude of the surroundings. Growing amid the glades, stitchwort provides a splash of colour with its with delicate white flowers. Large patches of wood sorrel, with its lemony taste, cover the floor with a carpet of shamrock-shaped leaves. Ancient-looking ferns unravel and grow in the spring.

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.


Birch with pine, spruce and larch as well as young oaks.


Bird life abounds and you may spot woodpeckers and many other small woodland birds frequenting the area, as well as chiffchaffs, in the summer months. Deer paths cross through the wood. Take a seat on the bench close to the ride-stop and listen to the sounds of nature close by: if you are lucky, you may see a passing deer or woodpecker.


  • Part of a bigger forest
  • A bench and small glades
  • Easy to get around the wood on foot
  • Peace and quiet
  • Lots of wildlife

Access, tracks and footpaths

From the road a solid stone track leads most of the way to the wood, it turns to a grass track for the last 40m. The ridestop entrance is on the left of the track. The grassy ride continues both down the north west and north east boundaries, along the outside of the wood. There are no public rights of way within the wood but there are routes, leading from the ride-stop parking place, throughout the wood over fairly level ground.

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.


Wesley Wood would suit a conservation-minded individual or family. Projects could include erecting bird and bat boxes to enhance nesting / roosting potential, tree planting to diversify the mix within the wood, and the areas of birch could provide a useful domestic firewood supply.

Local area and history

Wesley Wood takes its name from the famous preacher John Wesley who delivered sermons in the local village of Loftus, converting many folk to the Methodism or the Methodist movement.

Wesley Wood offers a great opportunity for the purchaser to own a woodland along ‘Yorkshire’s Dinosaur Coast’. In the 19th Century, with improvements to transport, the villages along this coast grew to accommodate an increase in tourism, with nearby Saltburn becoming a popular spa resort with a pier and the oldest cliff lift in Britain. The scenic fishing village of Staithes became a haven for artists known as the Staithes Group who were inspired by French Impressionism and the romantic setting continues to draw artists to this day.

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. 94
  • Grid ref: NZ 736 159
  • Nearest post code: TS13 4UG
  • GPS coordinates: 54.5337, -0.863337

Location map


Wesley Wood is located about a mile south-east of Loftus, 20 miles from Middlesborough and 15 miles from Whitby.

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE enter your own postcode (entrance track to Lowhouse Wood is already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box.

Satnav/GPS; the postcode TS13 4UD is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.

Or use our directions:

  • Locate Guisborough and travel east along the A171.
  • Pass the B1366 signed to Loftus approximately 6 miles east of Guisborough.
  • ½ mile beyond the B1366 turn left onto Grinkle Lane, a minor B-road, sign posted to Easington.
  • Proceed north along this road for approximately 2 miles.
  • Turn left onto Southtown Lane, drive past the first wooden gate and after about ¼ mile, park by the second wooden gate.

Please don't block the gate when parking.

  • Climb the gate and walk down the track, after 200 metres the wood is 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

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.

A peaceful wood, with abundant wildlife, just a couple of miles from ‘Yorkshire’s Dinosaur Coast’ and close to the North York Moors National Park.

Managed by Dan Watson

Telephone: 07970 116 515

Email: [email protected]