Alaud Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £49,000 - Freehold
Size: About 5½ acres

Location: West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
OS Landranger: 155
Grid ref: TL 827 697
Nearest post code: IP28 6DY

Contact: Richard Scholfield
Phone: 07811 818 277
Email: [email protected]

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Description   Alaud Wood lies in the southern edge of an area known as Breckland, a man-made area of open heathland formed by many years of sheep grazing allowing heather to become dominant. The climate is dry and the sandy soils overlaying chalk tend to dryness. After the first world war much of the area was planted with conifers, mostly Corsican and Scots pine to make up for the wartime losses of  home grown timber and to secure a future with timber.

Pine is evenly spread throughout Alaud Wood, about 40 years of age, straight grown and even 'ringed'.

At the centre the open area with benches and logs is an ideal location from which to enjoy all the pleasures and enjoyment woodland ownership can bring.

With about 47,000 acres of forest nearby help in the form of chainsaw persons is always available, help to take out the odd tree to open up the woodland floor and encourage natural regeneration of broadleaved trees or creating light for tree planting. This stage of the wood's development is ideal for continous cover forestry, the small woodland owner is well-placed to be able to foster the succession natural woodland exhibits.  

Nearby, an indication of local populations from early history can be seen from the West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, more recent history is linked with Culford Hall and Park, at one time Alaud Wood was integral with the park and has a Historic Park designation.

Boundaries: Are shown by mauve markings on trees and posts and are, northwest - the wood edge 2 metres from the centre of the track, northeast the line of mauve and orange marked posts and southwest the woodland edge 2m from the track centre.

Mineral Rights: Are retained by a previous owner but these cannot be exercised without the land owner's agreement.

Sporting Rights: Are in hand and included.

Access: Is off the public highway along the grassy forest track with a full right of way, the shared maintenance is according to the use made.

Covenant  The purchasers of this woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodlands. Click here for details.

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Finding the Wood

Alaud Wood lies about 5 miles north of Bury St Edmunds and 12 miles south of Thetford  

1.  Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates for the main entrance gates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the parking by the double gates.

2.  For Satnav: the nearest postcode is IP28 6DY as shown by the red dot on the maps.

3.   From the A14 at Bury St Edmunds head for the Fornhams

  • at Fornham St Genevieve take the B1106 towards Culford and Thetford.
  • fork left signed West Stow, the wood entrance is about ½ mile on the right by the double wooden gates.
  • walk round the gates follow the track, Alaud Wood will be seen a short distance ahead on the left just after the track to the 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.