Kenelm Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £49,000 - Freehold
Size: 3¼ acres

Location: Romsley, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
OS Landranger: 139
Grid ref: SO 955 782
Nearest post code: B62 0JY

Contact: Sandra Colley
Phone: 07388 057 446
Email: [email protected]

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Kenelm Wood is an uneven-aged, broadleaf woodland featuring mature oak, chestnut, cherry, birch and rowan, with some holly, hazel and sweet chestnut. The wood is relatively level/gently sloping, and the mixture of mature and smaller trees, and the lack of brambles, makes it easy to walk around the wood. In the spring the wood is alive with bluebells.  It is located within Great Farley Wood, and is designated as an Ancient Replanted Woodland, indicating that it has been woodland for well over 400 years.

Please note that any cut timber that may still be stacked near the main track will be removed before the sale of the wood is completed.

Access: The wood is accessed along a short track that is suitable for an ordinary car at any time of the year. The owner of the wood is jointly responsible with other woodland owners for the maintenance of the track. 

Public access: There are no public footpaths in, or near, the wood, nor any other rights of public access.  There is a right of way over the track shown on the plan (from A to B) used, infrequently, for the maintenance of the water treatment works just outside the woodland boundary.

Sporting rights: Included.

Mineral rights: Included, except as reserved by statute.

Local area and history:  Kenelm Wood is named for Saint Kenelm, a 9th century Anglo-Saxon saint who was murdered in the Clent Hills. Saint Kenelm’s church, on the site of his martyrdom, is on the edge of the nearby village of Romsley.

The wood is just three miles from J4 of the M5, six miles from Bromsgrove, and eight miles fro Stourbridge.  Although it is just eleven miles from the centre of Birmingham, it is in a rural area, in Birmingham’s Greenbelt.

Chaddesley Wood National Nature Reserve, the second largest woodland in Worcestershire, is only six miles away. The North Worcestershire long distance path passes just a few hundred yards away.

Boundaries:  The short northern boundary is the access track and together with the eastern and south-eastern boundaries is indicated by red paint on boundary trees and wooden stakes; much of the western boundary is also marked with blue paint (the boundary colour for the neighbouring woodland) on trees, posts, and old concrete fence posts. The eastern boundary is an old fence, running from beside the track through the bottom of a shallow valley, although in some places the wire has gone leaving just the occasional post.

Covenant: in common with the neighbouring woodlands, there is a covenant designed to ensure that all can have quiet and peaceful enjoyment of their woodland.

Public access: There are no public footpaths or public access of any kind within the woodland.


VIEWING: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you: we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop before you go. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

Please park near the entrance (without obstructing access to the woodland), climb over the gate if it isn't unlocked,  and walk the rest of the way to the wood. (do not drive in, even if the gate is open, as it may be locked at any time!)


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Our Maps (Click on a map to see a large version)

Our Maps


From the M5, J4 (one junction north of the M42):

Take the A491 signposted Stourbridge.

After one and a half miles, take the third exit at a roundabout onto Madeley Lane, signposted Romsley.

Follow this road for just over one and a half miles, past the entrance to Romsley Hill Grange on your left. The track leading to the wood is just a few yards north of the Romsley Hill Grange entrance. Park here (but please don’t block the access) and walk along the track.  Kenelm Wood is 200 yards along the track, on the left.

From the northwest, via the A456 Kidderminster to Birmingham road

Take the A491 signposted M5/M42/Bromsgrove

After three miles, just before The Bell, turn left into Heath End Road, signposted Romsley

After three quarters of a mile, turn left onto Farley Lane, signposted Romsley.

After half a mile the track leading to the wood is just a few yards north of the Romsley Hill Grange entrance.

If following Satnav

  • Postcode:        B62 0LN  (the entrance to Romsley Hill Grange)
  • Coordinates:   52.40279, -2.06422 (the entrance gate)


Photographs were taken in Spring and Autumn 2020.

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

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.