Embury Wood, near Hartland, Devon

Details for this wood

Guide price: £45,000 - Freehold
Size: About 7 acres

Location: Nr Hartland, Devon
OS Landranger: 190
Grid ref: SS 267 178
Nearest post code: EX39 6HD

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

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Embury Wood is made up of mixed conifers, predominantly spruce, and occasional willow. The woodland is suitable for many purposes - a place to set up a camp; a place to enjoy small scale forestry with your family in a tranquil setting or simply to enjoy as a retreat or just for observing wildlife. The level topography of both the track and Embury Wood is ideal for any extraction of timber the owner may wish to do.

There is a good internal drainage system channelling the water throughout giving a usable water resource. There are small clearings within the wood in which the sun has begun to encourage the growth and spread of various ground flora. Areas of willow thrive in these places while the more shaded parts of the wood give excellent habitat for ferns and mosses.

When spending time in the wood you may be lucky enough to hear the tawny owls or perhaps have a sighting of one of the magnificent red deer that travel through. Indeed when you visit the wood you can look for their tracks and fewmets (deer droppings) along the entrance track. Other species that have left signs in the wood are the fox and the roe deer. Snipe have been seen overwintering in the area and this part of Devon is one of the best for seeing the amazing flocks of starlings. There are also small birds to be found at the woodland edge due to good hedgerows along the outer boundary of the entrance track. At the main entrance some goldcrests have been observed feeding. The far end of the wood has a long clearing with potential to create a pond area. Indeed during the spring and summer frogs jump out of your way as you walk along here!

Covenant   There is a covenant, click here to read, on the woodland designed to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodland.

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Embury Wood is about 6 miles south of Hartland in North Devon.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions  enter your own postcode, (the wood entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the "Directions" box. This will take you to the access gate.

Satnav: the postcode EX39 6 HD is shown by the red dot on the location plan. These coordinates in your satnav will take you to the entrance gate -   N50.933391, W4.467322


From Kilkhampton or Bideford take the A39 (Atlantic Highway) towards Hartland. Stay on the A39 until Welcome Cross, and take the turn towards Meddon (this is a left turn if driving south or a right turn if driving north).

  • There is a lay-by immediately on your right, please park here. The purchaser will be given a key for the main woodland entrance.
  • Continue carefully on foot along the road towards Meddon and after about 40 metres you will see a wooden gate on your left hand side with a small 'woodlands for sale sign' on it.
  • Climb over the bank next to the gate and turn right on the forest track following the arrows with the 'woodlands for sale' sign on them.
  • The woodland now on your left is Embury Wood but follow the signs and walk along this track for around 200 metres until you see the woodland entrance on your left indicated by a ride stop with the 'Embury Wood' name sign on it.
  • There is a clearing through the entrance that is an ideal camping spot for the woodland owner. Walk straight into the woodland and you will come across the bench and some ways over the water features.


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