Benyon Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £60,000 - Freehold
Size: About 5 acres

Location: At Dixons Covert between West Stow and Culford, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
OS Landranger: 155
Grid ref: TL 826 698
Nearest post code: IP28 6DY

Contact: Ben Williamson
Phone: 07958 213 914
Email: [email protected]

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Description   The open airey nature of the wood allows woodland plants like pink and white foxgloves to flourish showing a mass of flowers in early summer. An easy woodland to look after and enjoy, the site is level and the ground sandy and free-draining.

Centrally there is a clearing where vehicles can be turned, to one side is the useful shelter, see photos. Also included is the caravan, parked nearby in its own area. Although a bit greened with algae it's a good place to shelter and 'overnight'.

Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), one of our three native conifers, forms the backbone of this woodland. A good timber tree with a rust-red bark and being slow growing the timber is strong and easily worked. Planted almost 50 years ago, these pines have grown straight and even, are now well-thinned and will increase steadily in diameter.

By these are the faster growing Corsican pine (Pinus nigra maritima aka laricio) introduced into this country in the mid 18th Century from southern Italy as a timber tree which can be distinguished by their longer needles and grey bark.

Oak with sweet chestnut and sycamore spread throughout thrive here and are at an intermediate stage in their life cycle. Halo thinning  will give them much needed space to expand in the canopy.

At any time of year the woodland can be enjoyed, young trees planted, older ones harvested, naturally occuring seedlings encouraged for the next generation of timber supply. 

The West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, just up the road, provides a historical context for life in this area, while more recent history is linked with Culford Hall and Park; at one time Benyon Wood was integral with the park and now has a Historic Park designation. This does not prevent normal woodland management. To the north extends the Brecks where after the Great War planting was started to form the Forestry Commission's  Thetford Forest.

Boundaries   Are shown by orange markings on trees and posts and are,  3 metres from the track centre on two side, the line of posts marked in orange and the fence line to the east.

Sporting Rights   Are in hand and included.

Access   Is off the public highway along the grassy forest track with a full right of way.

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.

Viewing: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

Maps are : © Crown copyright and database rights 2020 OS Licence no.100057987

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Benyon Wood lies about 5 miles north of Bury St Edmunds, 12 miles south of Thetford and little over 30 mins from Cambridge within easy reach of the A12, A14 and M11. 

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is IP28 6DY as shown by the red dot on the maps. Coordinates are (entrance)  N 52.296154    E 0.674427

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. These directions can be printed out. These will take you to the parking by the double gates .....

  • 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 through the double wooden gates
  • park to one side

.... walk round the double gates follow the track, then take the left track - walk down this until seeing the orange markings on the right, the entrance ride-stop will also be seen with 'for sale' sign and name sign.


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.