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Batts End, 3.43 acres of mature Douglas fir and mixed broadleaf woodland, near the village of Banwell in North Somerset for £44,000 (freehold) [#F2186]


A beautiful mature woodland, with great access and within easy reach of the M5 and Weston-super-Mare.




3.43 acres




£44,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

BS29 6PQ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


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Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 172

  • Roadside gate: ST 407 593
  • Centre of wood: ST 409 591


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Batts End is a beautiful example of a mixed species woodland, located at the northern most edge of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a short drive from the M5. A stone track suitable for 2WD vehicles all year-round leads from the main road up to and through the woodland, with a place to pull off the track and park. With a northerly aspect and views out towards the Severn Estuary and on a clear day, South Wales, Batts End represents a stunning amenity woodland.

The woodland comprises mostly of mature oak, ash, Douglas fir and the occasional beech tree. The Douglas fir were planted towards the centre of the woodland, and now standing nearly 30 metres tall, they create an impressive canopy. Underneath the mature trees, you will find a mixture of self-seeded trees, such as holly, hazel, ash and beech, all vying for sunlight. Alongside these is a variety of other vegetation, such as bramble, ferns, wild garlic (beautiful in the late spring/early summer) and wood anemones can be found in early spring. Bluebells soon take over the white wild garlic and the woodland floor turns a beautiful shade of blue/purple. In and around Batts End there are old mines and quarries, long since filled and forgotten, yet they exist as a reminder of the history of the area.

An abundance of wildlife can be seen and heard; foraging badgers and wandering roe deer have been spotted on early morning visits. The treetops contain numerous songbirds, singing joyfully whilst flitting amongst the branches, and high above the tree canopy you may spot buzzards riding the thermals. A number of rare lesser horseshoe bats are known to inhabit the area and have been seen by keen observers.

The woodland has been sensitively managed with the main aim being conservation of the biodiversity.   As you walk around the woodland, keen eyes will note that a number of trees have numbered metal tags - this was part of a cataloguing exercise by the current owners to better inform their management decisions. A few of the leaning and fallen trees have been felled and used as firewood, but the biggest improvement to the woodland is the addition of a set of steps that take visitors on a little ramble up to the top, near the field. Here, a small area has been cleared and a campsite of sorts has been set up with some rudimentary furniture, and clearly enjoyed by the vendors whilst visiting and working in the woodland. 

Batts End, in summary, is a delightful woodland that has been managed sensitively over the years. It is blessed with stunning views, some fantastic quality trees and has excellent access - a little something for everyone.

If It Were Mine

I would apply for a Forestry Commission thinning licence as the woodland would benefit from a light thinning. This would produce a healthy amount of firewood to keep the home warm in the winter months. Removing a few trees near the campsite would create a lovely viewpoint.

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.

Some old mine entrances still exist within the woodland as partially collapsed entrances into the hillside. Please take care when visiting the woodland.


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 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 (point A) and turn immediately left and walk for approximately 150 metres until you arrive at a white painted post on your left-hand side, this marks the start of the wood (point B).
  • Just beyond the white painted post you should see a ‘Batts End’ sign on a tree.


  • The northern boundary is indicated by a wooden fence.
  • The southern boundary is indicated by an agricultural fence.
  • The eastern boundary is indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and trees.
  • The western boundary is indicated by white paint on wooden posts and trees.

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 granted for all times and all purposes over the route AB on the plan below.
  • A right of way is reserved to others over the route BC.
  • A maintenance clause covers all shared the rights of way with liability according to use.
  • There are no public rights of way in this woodland.

Fencing Liabilities

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 and Natural England must be obtained in advance.

Conservation Designations

This woodland is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). To view the citation click on the following links.

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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.

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Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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