Wookey Wood, 3.94 acres of marvellous mature mixed woodland roughly an hour west of picturesque Bath, on the edge of Banwell village in North Somerset. £55,000 (freehold) [#S1094]
A stunning woodland with a Scheduled Ancient Monument, comprising fine specimens of beech, sequoia and holm oak in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approximately 4 miles east of junction 21 of the M5 and under an hour’s drive south of Bristol.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 182
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: ST 407 593
- Centre of wood: ST 402 587
Nearest postcode: BS29 6PQ
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.
Located on the northern fringes of the Mendip Hills and a short drive east from Weston-Super-Mare, Wookey Wood is an exceptional unique mixed woodland. Of notable archaeological interest, a large Scheduled Ancient Monument, believed to be known as Banwell Cross is situated towards the eastern boundary.
This significant Roman camp is unusual to the southern parts of the United Kingdom as settlements of this kind were believed to be more commonplace towards the Midlands during the Roman Empire. This defensive structure is thought to have been either used for military campaigns or as a practice camp.
Sloping gently north and south, the free draining fertility of the woodland’s soil is reflected by the excellent species mix of trees occupying the lot. Fine examples of mature holm oak, sequoia, beech, ash and Scots pine to name a few, provide superb biodiversity to the area. Beneath, hart’s-tongue fern, wild garlic and bluebell cover the woodland floor and create an attractive scene during the spring and summer. There is extensive wildlife inhabiting the wood such as roe deer, badger and a multitude of harmonious songbirds, as well as common sightings of buzzard. The protected and rare lesser horseshoe bat is also known to the vicinity.
Wookey Wood offers some ideal open spaces and hollows that would make perfect locations for camping or bushcraft areas. It benefits form good vehicular access via a hard track suitable for a 2WD vehicle.
If It Were Mine
I would clear a few of the open spaces for some weekends camping, perhaps also utilising the Forestry Commission thinning licence by yielding a little firewood for the log burner at home. I would also be very keen to explore further into the rich historical site encompassing Wookey Wood.
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 Banwell village, head east on the A368 towards Sandford.
- After approximately half a mile, you will see a layby on the right-hand side with a double wooden gate set back and Wood4Sale signs (point A on the plan).
- Please park in a suitable safe place in front of the gates but not obstructing both of them. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Climb the gate (point A) and turn immediately right, continue along the track and up the hill.
- After roughly half a mile you will reach a T junction (point B) with the ruins of a cottage set back to the right.
- Turn right and continue along this track for approximately 420 metres, you will then arrive at the start of the woodland indicated by the sign on the right-hand side of the track (point C).
- There is also a right of way into the wood from point X, but for viewing purposes, please follow the directions above.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by the fence as well as trees and wooden stakes with pink paint.
- The east boundary is indicated by trees and wooden stakes with white paint.
- The north boundary is indicated by trees and wooden stakes with blue paint.
- The south boundary is indicated by wooden stakes, the gate post and trees painted green.
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 for all times and all purposes over the route ABCDX on the plan below.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland has recently been designated as an Ancient Woodland and is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
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:
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- The full contact details (full name, address & phone number) and date of birth of the legal purchaser(s)
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
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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.