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Twitchings Wood, nr. Milton Abbas, Dorset. 5.03 acres of conifer and broadleaves in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), 8 miles from Blandford Forum. £85,000 (freehold) [#S2044]


A blend of Norway spruce and ash in a tranquil rural setting with lovely views, providing recreational opportunities, located 14 miles from Dorchester.




5.03 acres




£85,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

DT11 0HQ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


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Point A: ///permit.interest.elbow

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Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 194   

  • Roadside gate (point Y): ST 780 055
  • Centre of wood: ST 790 045


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Situated in rural Dorset and found towards the southern tip of a larger gated forested area, Twitchings Wood represents an excellent opportunity for a weekend forester. Access to this tranquil setting is via a series of tracks through the wider wooded area. Located within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this woodland is stunning as a result of both its wild character and the views out across the adjacent farmland and valley.

Established on eastern facing sloping lime and chalky soils, the mature canopy largely comprises majestic Norway spruce to the south and ash to the north planted in the late 1950s, along with some oak, beech and birch. Hawthorn and hazel coppice occupy the shrub layer beneath. A fairly recent thinning has removed a few of the larch and ash in the woodland. Subsequently, some of the cleared spaces are now regenerating naturally with successors that include beech, birch, rowan and ash. The current Forestry Commission felling licence could offer scope to further fell the ash for fuel; a new custodian might then consider re-planting some beech and sycamore here - creating a legacy for future generations. Come the warmer months, ground flora includes prolific pungent wild garlic, sporadic bluebells, primrose, foxglove, bramble, honeysuckle and dog’s mercury along with a variety of ferns and grasses – all of which add to the biodiversity of the woodland.  

Level areas along the eastern and western boundaries could be used for occasional camping or a spot to practice some bushcraft. Rural vistas are enjoyed to both east and west.

A rich wildlife population includes deer (fallow, sika and roe), brown hare, wood mouse, fox and badger. Feathered residents include owl, buzzard, skylark, green woodpecker, lesser redpoll and many mellifluous songbirds.

If It Were Mine

I would firstly strim and clear both of the long level areas to the east and west. Perhaps a beehive or two would be considered for the woodland – I could seek out some guidance locally. There are a number of openings in the canopy that could potentially create a wonderful spot to stargaze on a clear night; the rural Dorset skies might put on a lovely light show if cloudless. Gathering fuel for the hearth and some basic bush crafting would also be on the list.   

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 Blandford Forum, head southwest along the A354 towards Dorchester, Weymouth and Winterborne Whitechurch.
  • After approximately 5.5 miles, you will arrive at the village of Winterborne Whitechurch.
  • Continue through the village passing the red phone box on the right.
  • Shortly after, take the fork right onto Chescombe Lane in front of The Milton Arms pub towards Milton Abbas and Bulbarrow.
  • Continue along Chescombe Lane passing the church on the left and out of the village towards Milton Abbas.
  • Continue past Luccombe Riding Centre carrying on through Milton Abbas, passing the turning on the left with the grassy triangle and brown sign to Milton Abbey, and follow the sign to Stickland, Bulbarrow and Blandford.
  • After half a mile, where the road bears right (with a gate lodge, private road and stone pillars on the left), take the fork left here signposted to Bulbarrow (do not turn down the private road).
  • Continue along the lane passing some Forestry Commission owned woodland and a flint wall on the left.
  • After 2 miles, turn left at the t junction towards Bulbarrow, Stoke Wake and Ansty Cross, keeping the flint wall on the left.
  • Continue along this road, the flint wall on the left becomes further setback and changes to fencing, still following signs for Ansty.
  • After half a mile, you will see a phone mast ahead of you with a turning on the left for Bulbarrow Timber Products (point X on the plan below).
  • Please park in a suitable place not obstructing the road nor access points.
  • Walk along the private tarmac lane (also a Public Bridleway) southeast passing the entrance to Bulbarrow Timber Products and take the fork left ahead shortly after (point Y).
  • Climb over the wooden gate (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue southeast straight ahead along the track.
  • After 510 metres you will arrive at a new steel gate (point A), please climb over the gate and continue along the track passing a Woods4Sale and Red Rock Forestry management sign shortly after on the right.
  • After 230 metres you will pass a fork to the right (point B), but continue straight ahead (if you arrive at the tall locked steel deer gate, you have gone the wrong way).
  • Five hundred metres beyond the fork, the track slopes steeply downhill with a high deer fence on the right, continue down towards the bottom.
  • As the track bears left and reaches another corner of the deer fence and a turning on the right (point C), continue along down and along the track, passing another turning on the left (point D).
  • After 350 metres (from the corner of the deer fence at point C) you will arrive at Twitchings Wood ahead of you (point E), indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and a recently installed fence, just beyond a ‘Private Woodland’ sign on the right.


  • The western boundary JE is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and a short section of post and rail fence, EF is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts, in part along the western edge of the track, FG is the stock fence and gate with fields beyond, GH is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The eastern boundary HJ is the edge of the woodland, indicated by the top of the earth bank with occasional and partly dilapidated fence and fields beyond.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.

Mineral Rights

The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.

Rights Of Way

  • There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route XYABCDE.
  • 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.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing liabilities.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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 have funds in place 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
  • Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
  • The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)

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Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.

Woods4Sale Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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