Fyrd Wood, near Banwell, North Somerset. 2.99 acres of mature deciduous woodland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. £34,000 (freehold) [#F1386]
An attractive mature broadleaf amenity woodland with great access, not far from the M5.
BS29 6PQ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 182
- Roadside gate: ST 407 593
- Centre of wood: ST 403 589
Fyrd Wood, so named after the local defence force during the Norman conquest in the 11th century, and has likely been flourishing as a woodland since then. Located along the A368 - a short drive east of Banwell in North Somerset, the wood is easily accessed along a recently upgraded, mostly stone track. It has excellent views over the North Somerset Area of Outstanding Beauty.
The woodland is on a fertile and free draining site with a gentle northerly aspect and is mostly comprised of beech and oak with smatterings of ash and hazel. A few stunning mature trees in the wood create a very diverse structure, their wide-reaching branches create heavy shade which limits the amount of ground vegetation resulting in a lovely open space under their canopy. These open areas might be the perfect location to pitch a tent in the warm summer months.
The ground flora is a stunning characteristic of the woodland notable in the early spring months; the bluebells explode with colour followed by the wild garlic replacing the sea of blue with a sea of white and the aroma on a warm summer’s day is incredible. There is also a number of ferns, including hart’s tongue, along with a variety of mosses, wild grasses and red campion dotted throughout, lovely to walk through.
The woodland is also home to a number of woodland visitors, such as the roe deer, fox, badgers and a few buzzards riding the thermals above the treetops. A green woodpecker has been spotted as well as numerous scampering grey squirrels. The rare lesser horseshoe bat is known to reside locally.
In summary, Fyrd Wood is a diverse and interesting woodland, it benefits from good vehicular access suitable for a 4WD vehicle all year round and a 2WD vehicle during drier months.
If It Were Mine
I would look to thin out some of the competing trees from around the more mature ones, potentially fell some of the ash to reduce their dominance of the younger trees. This would enable underplanting with some alternative fast-growing species. The thinned trees would almost certainly end up on the firewood pile at home. In the summer months, I would almost definitely look to clear a small area to camp under the stars with the family.
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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the 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 below).
- Please park safely in front of one of the gates, ensuring there is clear vehicular access through the other for key holders (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Climb the gate 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 after 15 metres turn right again (point C) following the track down towards the cottage ruin.
- As the track bears left, take the fork to the right (point D) and continue down the track.
- After 250 metres you will arrive at the woodland, indicated by a wooden post marked with orange paint (point E).
- The north boundary is the earth bund and dilapidated fence with fields beyond.
- The east boundary is indicated by orange paint on wooden posts and trees.
- The south boundary is indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and trees.
- The west boundary is indicated by white paint on wooden posts and trees.
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 ABCDE 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 is a right of way reserved over EF for the benefit of the land beyond.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland 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 (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
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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.