Woodspring Copse, 2.23 acres of woodland comprising of ash, beech and oak, with excellent roadside access, near Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset for £27,000 (freehold) [#F1429]
Beautiful undulating woodland, situated in the heart of the historic Banwell Woods, a few miles from the seaside resort of Weston-Super-Mare and 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 405 588
Woodspring Copse is a charming woodland on the edge of the village of Banwell and comprises mostly of ash trees of various sizes and ages, along with a smattering of more mature beech trees. Occasional Scots pine and larch trees are growing towards the northern part of the woodland and provide some colour in the winter months. Found growing sporadically throughout is the odd oak, wild cherry and hazel tree, which originally would have likely blown in from mature seed-bearing trees elsewhere in the wider woodland. The variety of tree species creates a spectacular display of green in spring and summer.
The flora within the woodland is varied and many of the species suggest that this woodland could be classed as ancient woodland. The vista is transformed in spring when thousands of bluebells flower, turning the ground into a sea of blue, changing to white when the wild garlic takes over with its distinctive aroma infusing the air, ideal for adding to the dinner pot. Ivy, pockets of wild daffodils, wood anemones and a variety of ferns and mosses are found growing amongst the bluebells and wild garlic.
The wood is situated on a gently undulating but primarily northern aspect. The higher ground is towards the southern boundary, with a flat area between a hard track and soft track, with a secondary level aspect in the middle of the woods. Accessing the woodland is very easy and the main approach is from the southern boundary where a small area has been created to park a car. A soft track that runs in from the east and along the northern boundary offers a further entrance point.
In summary, Woodspring Copse is a delightful woodland that has all the hallmarks of an ancient woodland but without the official classification and is a delight to visit, whatever the time of year. Whether for an aspiring woodsman, small family with “wild” camping aspirations of for someone seeking a bit of peace and tranquillity, this woodland has it all.
If It Were Mine
I would clear the area in the middle of the wood to pitch a tent followed by spending a few hours foraging for edible mushrooms to use with the wild garlic to create some lovely campfire meals.
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 until you 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 100 metres, (you will pass a turning on your right after 50 metres, do not turn off the main track) you will then arrive at the start of the woodland, on the right hand side, indicated by trees and posts painted blue (point C).
- The south boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated by green paint on wooden posts which are set back slightly from the track edge.
- The east 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 north boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated by blue 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 at all times and for all purposes over the route ABCD, EF and GH on the plan below.
- There is a right of way reserved for over the route FG for the benefit of the land beyond.
- There is a right of way granted for forestry purposes only over the route GI for the benefit of the land beyond.
- 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 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
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.