Coed Odyn £49,000 Freehold


Coed Odyn may be tucked up and away, but it is easily accessible off a small winding country lane, and then by way of a good all weather forest grade track. This track leads across the wide expanse of what was Coed y Prior Common, although it is not common land now, and ends in a large turning circle and parking area. From here another shared track provides access to the entrance to Coed Odyn and further woodlands. There is a stoned area at Coed Odyn's entrance which would provide space for parking up a camper van, and could be widened or enlarged if required. This really is a wonderful place to retreat to.

From here the ground slopes up at a gentle gradient with various shallow dips and hollows until reaching the highest plateau of the land in Coed Odyn's western sector. At this elevation the views really are breathtaking, with the peaks of Pen y Fâl, Ysgyryd, Blorenge and the range of hills Mynydd y Garn Fawr in sight in all directions. Tree cover is sparse with characterful trees shaped by the elements and of course this provides the opportunity to plant more trees, expanding the wooded areas for the future. In such a stunning location this is a wonderful place for family adventures or for someone seeking solitude.

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.


Hardy species suited to the upland environment grow in small scattered groupings including downy and silver birch, oak, one or two small beech and mountain ash.

Well grown thick conifer; spruce and Douglas fir and hemlock line the shared access track which forms the eastern boundary, creating shelter and privacy from the track.


Deer are known to wander through, otters have been noted along the Mon and Brecon canal not far from the woodlands, and many bird species including great spotted and green woodpeckers and pied flycatchers, chiff chaff and mistle thrush populate the area.


Wonderful tranquility and peace, high up here.

Stunning views.

Close proximity to all the beauty and activities in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Opportunity for new tree planting to create more woodland.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access to the woodland is very good by way of a minor public road onto a hard surfaced forestry track.

No public footpaths run through Coed Odyn but various public footpaths are easily accessible close by, connecting to some fabulous walking routes.


There is potentially so much to do from this woodland, using it as a base and a great place to camp, from which to explore all that the Brecon Beacons National Park has to offer. There are excellent walking routes within reach in all directions, the closest peak being Blorenge.

Within the woodland, there is great potential to increase tree cover here with new planting, creating more woodland to pass on to future generations.

The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, minutes away, offers lots of boating and walking adventures!

Local area and history

The Roman fort of Gobannium was built at Abergavenny in approximately AD55 on the south west side of Ysgyrd Fach directly in view from Coed Gobannium.

There is also much industrial history locally with the Blaenavon World Heritage Site, which also boasts Big Pit National Coal Museum, Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, Blaenavon World Heritage Visitor Centre and Blaenavon Ironworks. The woodland's name, Coed Odyn, is a nod to several limekilns, the remains of which still stand in the surrounding area at Gilwern, Llanelly and Clydach which served the ironworks and other industry of 19th C Wales.

The Mon and Brec Canal which you cross over enroute to the woodland, hugs the mountainside high above the Usk valley, a result of the skilful design of the 19thC engineer Thomas Dadford. At the time, it was employed to transport iron, coal and limestone to the port of Newport, towns of South Wales and further afield to the factories of the midlands but is now a beautiful and tranquil place transporting holiday makers in boats and providing a welcome flat route for walkers and cyclists.

Abergavenny, just northwest of the woodland within 10 minutes drive, is a lovely market town with good pubs, b&bs and restaurants and all amenities.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries of Coed Odyn are marked in red paint on wooden marker stakes and trees.

The eastern boundary is defined by the shared access track.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 161
  • Grid ref: SO 292 105
  • Nearest post code: NP7 9LD
  • GPS coordinates: 51.789, -3.028

Location map


From Abergavenny - proceed south on the A4042 towards Pontypool/Cwmbran.

Cross over the river bridge at Llanellen and after approx. 1/2 mile, turn right into Oak Lane. At a fork in the road, keep right and cross over the canal bridge. Proceed for 1 mile and at the fork in the road, keep right. Proceed uphill for a further 3/4 mile. At the T-junction turn right and you will see the gated entrance to the woodlands on your right marked with a Woodlands for Sale sign. Either park up in the lay-by here (please do not block the access) or you can continue through the gate, following the track across the common and park up in the large turning circle.

Continue from here on foot.

From the parking area, take the right hand track (in a south easterly direction) and follow until you see the entrance to Coed Odyn on your right, marked by a ride stop with a wooden name board and a Woodlands for Sale sign.

Main entrance gate:

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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.

An upland hideaway within the Brecon Beacons National Park, with sweeping views to Pen y Fal, Ysgyryd and the Blorenge.

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