Just got permission to wander at will in the privately owned wood below, had a sneaky peak and it is fantastic 29 hectare semi natural broad leaved woodland with almost undisturbed wildlife.
Access is on a wildlife watching/photography basis, with a bit of foraging thrown in. Didn't want to blow things on the first ask so went for the least controversial activities first.
Expressed an interest in helping the ranger with any management work which hopefully, once I've demonstrated what a decent responsible type I am, might lead to a bit more liberty in bushcraft terms. Need to prove that the last thing I'd want to do is damage such a fantastic habitat though!
Just thought I'd encourage those with nowhere to play, have a look at your local OS map, go and visit the woods you can, speak to the landowners you meet and who knows where it might lead!