Bowdler Wood, 1.76 acres of mixed deciduous woodland near Knighton in Powys. £16,000 (freehold) [#F1557]
A striking woodland with excellent access in a secluded countryside location in mid-Wales, on the English/Welsh border.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 137
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 264 718
- Centre of wood: SO 265 718
Nearest postcode: LD7 1PG
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Main entrance: ///duos.dressing.reckons
Bowdler Wood, found at the end of a quiet countryside road, is a secluded woodland haven with great potential. Comprised of mostly maturing oak trees, there are a few ancient oak, sycamore and beech trees on the periphery of the woodland to the north and are a sight to see!
Hazel, sycamore and the occasional holly tree are growing under the tall canopy of oaks. Some of the hazel has been previously cut and allowed to regrow, creating an irregular coppice regime. This could easily be re-established providing firewood, or even some nice lengths to whittle some walking sticks. The benefit of this to the woodland would be to create some temporary open spaces that would allow all sorts of plants and bugs to colonise the area.
The wood is host to a variety of hard and soft ferns and wild grasses, the occasional greater stitchwort, enchanter’s nightshade, yellow archangel and bugleweed, along with bluebells in spring. There are also a number of animal tracks and a disused badger sett in the south east corner. The woodland is also alive with the sound of songbirds - we could identify the blackbird, the robin, and the song thrush.
Access into the woodland is good along a hard-surfaced track made of locally sourced stone. Inside the wood there is an overgrown forestry track which could be opened up with a little work. Once clear, a car could be parked whilst you head into the woodland.
The woodland is situated on a north westerly aspect looking out across the rolling countryside and towards the border town of Knighton. With a little clearance, these views could be improved to further enhance the woodland.
If It Were Mine
I would certainly clear the old forestry track to the north east to allow better access. I would begin cutting the hazel on a regular basis to clear some space and allow the undergrowth to develop and create some new habitat (think of the bluebells in the spring!).
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
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.
Directions & Access
- From Knighton; leave the town on the A4113 heading towards Llandrindod Wells.
- After 0.6 miles keep straight on to A488 and after about 200 yards turn right.
- Follow the lane for 0.4 miles and turn left between two houses down Cwmgilla Lane.
- After 0.3 miles the road will bear to the right, at which point you will see a metal gate with a sign on it (point A on the plan).
- Please park before the gate, making sure it is not blocked.
- The gate should be open, please walk through closing it afterwards, this is the start of the woodland (point A).
- The northeast boundary is the edge of the woodland boundary with a fence beyond and an agricultural field.
- The north west boundary is the agricultural fence with fields beyond.
- The south east boundary is the outside edge of the track, indicated by white paint on trees and wooden posts which may be offset by a short distance.
- The south west boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees and wooden posts.
The sporting rights are owned and included 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 BCDE on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved over points AB for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way inside the woodland.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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.