Dumnonii Wood near Launceston

Details for this wood

Guide price: £49,000 - Freehold
Size: about 4½ acres

Location: Trelaske, Lewannick, Launceston, Cornwall
OS Landranger: 109
Grid ref: SX 293 807
Nearest post code: PL15 7QQ

Contact: Bob Liles
Phone: 07793 140 010
Email: bob@forests.co.uk

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The Dumnonii or Dumnones were a British Celtic tribe who inhabited Dumnonia, the area now known as Devon and Cornwall, from at least the Iron Age up to the early Saxon period. It is quite likely that they would have been the first inhabitants of the settlement or Round which lies within this woodland and hence the first to tend the land which is today part of a larger area of woodland known as Trelaske Wood.

Whilst the ancient settlement is undoubtedly the most noteworthy feature of the woodland, there is much else to enjoy in this peaceful valley location, surrounded by other areas of private woodland and farmland.

Most of the trees are mature conifers [being firs and spruces], but here and there are broadleaved trees - mostly oaks - of a much older vintage. Just by the south-west corner of Dumnonii Wood stands a venerable old oak which will have seen several generations of its woody neighbours come and go. This, together with the extensive bluebell coverage throughout the woodland floor point to this being a long-established wooded area.

From the well-made track running along the southern edge of the woodland, just beyond a small 'pull-in' for parking, there is an entrance to the woodland where an old forestry track leads you down to a bench located beside the outer bank of the settlement.

Narrow pathways created by four-legged visitors such as red and roe deer criss-cross the gently sloping ground. Selective thinning of the conifers has given the woodland an open and airy feel, with plenty of spots where the sunlight filters through and one can sit and enjoy the surroundings. Just by the western side of the earth-banks which surround the settlement there is a particularly sunny spot from which to observe the abundant wildlife; whether it is buzzards wheeling overhead, roe deer as they roam and browse their way across the woodland or if you are patient - and lucky - badgers emerging from one of the many sett access points they have made in the earth banks.

The settlement is located at the eastern side of the woodland. It is a scheduled monument and English Heritage can provide lots of useful guidance [and possibly financial assistance] regarding the maintenance and upkeep of the site.

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Directions

Dumnonii Wood is just 10 minutes south west of Launceston.

Click HERE for Bing Maps click on their 'Directions' link then add your postcode and this will take you to the entrance to the private track. Follow the directions as below after then: 

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is PL15 7QQ as shown by the red dot on the maps. 

Directions from A30

  • About 4 miles west of Launceston, immediately after the Two Bridges refreshment area, take the exit signed Lewannick & Plusha
  • At the T-junction, turn left towards Lewannick
  • Continue into Lewannick. At the T-junction with a pub to your left and village hall to your right, turn right
  • Follow the road through the village for about 150 - 200 yards, then turn left, sign-posted Trelaske
  • After about half a mile, at a fork in the road, take the road to the left, again sign-posted to Trelaske
  • Follow this road for about 1 mile, where you will see Trelaske Manor to your right. Turn left here, over a cattle grid, with a sign alongside it for Trelaske Barton

then:

  • Follow this track for about 200 yards, ignoring turns & entrance ways to your right. The track now bends sharply to the right, with another track going off to the left
  • Follow the right hand track and you will see a field gate in front of you with a 'woodlands for sale' signboard on it
  • Park by (but not obstructing) the gate
  • Go over the gate and take the track which goes straight ahead, about 20 yards inside the gate
  • Follow this track ignoring the track branching off to the left and after about 300 yards, you will find Dumnonii Wood to your left.

Please note: the particulars with plans, maps, descriptions and measurements are for reference only and although carefully checked we cannot guarantee their accuracy and do not form part of any contract. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.

Interested in this woodland? Get in touch with us:

Contact Bob Liles on 07793 140 010 or use the form below