Fruits of the Forest

We sell a range of produce which comes from the Forest: award winning venison (in season), firewood from our coppicing programme, and sawn planks from larger hardwood trees which have been felled.

Award Winning Venison

Our fully sustainable, responsible and ethical deer management plan allows us to provide premium quality wild venison.  This is available through the season (Sep to Feb) in a range of joints, diced for casseroles, and as burgers and sausages, fresh and frozen.  Buy from the Forest shop, or call us on 01279 870678 to purchase directly.

In 2015, this venison won the National Trust Fine Farm Produce Award.

" The venison was very well presented with a subtle aroma and flavour"
- Richard McGeown, Fine Farm Produce Award judge

We also have a set of nine recipe cards, providing a range of options for transforming your vension into an exciting dish.


There’s nothing like the warmth of a roaring log fire on a chilly winter evening. You can order seasoned firewood, cut to size, from September (01279 870678).  The cost is £95 for a load, with free delivery within a 5 m radius and £10 within a 10 m radius of our estate office at Takeley, Essex CM22 6NE, from October onwards.

Sawn Timber

We have a range of sawn timber arising from felling hardwood trees in the forest, including oak, ash and hornbeam, as planks and posts, in a range of sizes.

This is available from the Estate Office (01279 870678) throughout the year

come and buy some fine timber from the forest
planks of freshly cut hardwoods for sale in the yard
come and buy some fine timber from the forest