Battalions Wood, near Guildford, Surrey. 2.91 acres of superb conifer woodland in a semi-rural location, 35 miles from London. £43,000 (freehold) [#S1496]
A magnificent Scots pine woodland with a smattering of broadleaves, offering recreational opportunities. Excellent access suitable for a two-wheel drive car, 8 miles from junction 4 of the M3.
GU3 2DX (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 186
- Roadside gate: SU 935 531
- Centre of wood: SU 939 534
Located towards the end of a private track within a wider gated forested area known as Leapingbar Copse, Battalions Wood is a delightful woodland 6 miles northwest of Guildford in semi-rural Surrey.
Situated on level fertile sandy loam soils, the mature canopy largely contains majestic Scots pine, one of three native British conifers. This species is particularly well suited to woodland in the south east of England and has a clear narrow-ringed timber, a sought-after wood for joinery. Many of the stems populating this woodland are of fantastic quality. In addition, there are a number of broadleaves towards the northwest including sweet chestnut and oak. Below, there is a shrub layer of occasional birch, holly and patches of colourful rhododendron, particularly so during warmer months. One could mill a Scots pine or two on site for a joinery project at home, as well as yielding some fuel, making use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence currently in place.
During spring, occasional patches of bluebells, primrose and heather embellish the ground layer, creating a lovely woodland scene.
Running just inside the northwest boundary are the relics of a historical military track (from nearby Pirbright Barracks), this was most likely used for hauling heavy artillery. Now a lush grassy location, it offers a great spot for BBQs and overnight stays.
Frequent woodland visitors include deer (muntjac and roe), field mouse, rabbit, badger, fox, little owl, redpoll, woodpecker and an array of harmonious songsters.
Battalions Wood is ideal for a weekend woodsman and benefits from a hard surfaced track, suitable for a 2WD vehicle.
There is an Article 4 direction on the wider woodland including Battalions Wood which means that permitted development rights which normally apply for any improvement to, or installation of, gates/fences/walls have been removed and full planning permission should be sought.
If It Were Mine
A Scots pine or two would make good fuel for my burner at home. This is also a wonderful spot to occasionally overnight under the stars with friends and spend time honing my bushcraft skills.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the woodland.
Directions & Access
- From Guildford travel west along the A323 towards Aldershot, passing The Cricketers pub and Silvesters Fairlands Garage.
- After 3 miles turn right at the forked junction with a grass island and bus stop in the middle of it, onto Cobbett Hill Road.
- Continue along Cobbett Hill Road passing a large gated residential entrance set back on the left and a number of large satellite dishes on the right.
- After 0.8 miles turn left onto the A324 towards Ash and Aldershot.
- Continue along the A324 for 0.3 miles to the roundabout, taking the first left for Henley Business Park.
- Almost immediately after the roundabout you will see a wooden five bar gate on the left and our Woods4Sale sign attached to it (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place neither obstructing the gate nor through traffic (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Climb the gate and continue along the track through the Scots pine woodland passing two log bridges on the right.
- After 470 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the left (point B) indicated by green and red paint on a wooden post and a wooden sign beyond.
- The northwest boundary is the barbed wire fence.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden post and trees.
- The southeast boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
The sporting rights are owned and include in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route AB.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BCD for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
Please click on the button below for more information.
Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.