SOLD: Coed Ysgyryd £69,000 Freehold


The winding tiny road, wending its way uphill through a tunnel of gnarled beech trees sets the tone for Coed Ysgyryd. Arriving at the summit, a truly stunning position sets Coed Ysgyryd apart, high above the Usk valley, you have the Skirrid directly in your sights looking east, while the Blorenge rises up majestically to the north, the Sugar Loaf to the north east and the Mynydd y Garn Fawr wraps around the land on the western side.

Overall, it is more heathland than woodland in character, and there are several small copses of gnarly hardy upland trees which have been shaped and stunted by the elements but thrive nonetheless, and add great character. On a sunny day the colours are mesmerising and the sense of wild open country is exhilarating up here.

The ground is for the most part level, undulating upwards from the entrance and stoned parking area which is found roughly at a mid point on its eastern boundary, marked by a ride stop. The land rises up to its highest point inside the western boundary, marked with wooden marker stakes. There is great potential here to increase the tree planting, with thought for creating some shelter belts.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant


The eastern boundary which runs along the shared access track is lined by well grown conifer, providing shelter and privacy from the track. Through these, the land undulates upwards, dotted with various species of broadleaf including oak, downy and silver birch, beech, rowan and holly all shaped and stunted by the elements.

Bracken is widespread underfoot.


Roe deer have been spotted up here.


Stunning views.

Peace and quiet.

Opportunities for new tree planting.

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 Ysgyryd but various public footpaths are easily accessible close by connecting to some fabulous walking routes.


There is a lovely opportunity to expand the tree planting here in Coed Ysgyryd.

A fantastic place for family camping and to use as a base for exploring the many many activities : walking, climbing, cycling, narrow boating on offer in Bannau Brycheiniog.

Local area and history

There is 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 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

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. 161
  • Grid ref: SO 293 104
  • Nearest post code: NP7 9LD
  • GPS coordinates: 51.788, -3.026

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, you can either park up in the lay-by near by or drive through the first gate up the track until you come to a second gate, once through this gate you can park up.

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.

High in the uplands of Bannau Brycheiniog, undulating heathland dotted with hardy upland trees and with exhilarating views in all directions, taking in the Blorenge, Pen y Fâl and the Skirrid.

Managed by Tamsin and Matt Brown

Telephone: 07956 256101

Telephone: 07950 379533

Email: [email protected]