Woodlands For Sale South East England
Shilling Wood, Wolverton, near Newbury, Hampshire. 5.33 acres (approx.) of mixed woodland £17,000 freehold [#293]
An interesting little woodland of mid rotation conifers and newly planted Oak in a very peaceful location.
Shilling Wood is a woodland made up of a small area of mid rotation Spruce trees and a slightly larger area of young Oak trees. The previous crop of conifers was recently removed and the area replanted with young Oaks in shelters, as part of an Ancient Woodland restoration project. The whole forest (of which Shilling Wood is a part) is designated as Ancient Woodland as there is evidence of continuous tree cover since around the year 1600.
The young Oaks were planted with a Forestry Commission grant as part of the Ancient Woodland restoration project and the new owner of Shilling Wood will be responsible for the survival of the trees for a period of 10 years. The trees that were recently felled in this area were the conifer Western Hemlock. These are likely to regenerate from seed and the new owner will be expected to clear these by either strimming or herbicide application to ensure that the woodland does not revert to conifers.
Access to the woodland is along a long private road, suitable for cars at all times of the year.
Soils are deep fine loams over Jurassic loam and clay. The fertility of the soil is well proven by the growth rates of the conifers.
Wildlife is a special feature of this block of forestry and it has a rich fauna and flora. Many woodland mammals are frequent visitors, and deer (Roe, fallow and Muntjac) are regularly seen.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
From Newbury, head south east on the A339.
After you leave the residential area of Newbury drive for about 7½ miles. The turn left onto the minor road called Crabbs Hill, signed for Wolverton Common and Axmansford.
If you miss this turn, don’t take the next one which is signed for Wolverton. Turn around and go back to Crabbs Hill.
After 0.3 miles turn left into Church Lane (opposite the church).
Drive down this lane until the tarmac runs out and then another ¼ mile until you come into the woodland. Keep right when the road splits and park in front of the locked gate with our sign on it. This is point A on the plan below.
You will have to walk from here as we keep the gate locked for security reasons.
If you climb the gate and walk down the forest road for ¼ mile until you get to a ‘T’ junction (point B). At the ‘T’ junction turn left and then right soon after (point C).
Follow this road for another ¼ mile until you come to a wooden post with a blue painted top on your right. This is point D on the plan, and the beginning of Shilling Wood, which is now in front of you on your left hand side
OS Landranger Series sheet: 174.
Gate: SU 548 591.
Centre of wood: SU 554 596
Nearest postcode: RG26 5RU.
The northern boundary is a low earth bank with agricultural fence beyond.
The short western boundary is indicated by wooden posts with blue painted tops.
The southern boundary is the southern edge of the forest road, indicated by wooden posts with blue painted tops.
The eastern boundary is indicated by wooden posts with blue painted tops at either end, and the boundary describes a straight line between the two.
The sporting rights are reserved, but the owner of Shilling Wood has the right to shoot deer, hares, rabbits, pigeons black game and grey squirrels.
These are included in the sale, except where reserved by statute.
|Rights of Way:||
There is a right of way along the forest road all the way to the boundary at point D.
A right of way is reserved along the route DE in favour of the woodland beyond.
|Fencing Liabilities:||There are no known fencing liabilities.|
|Viewing:||You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you print these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.|
Once you have seen this woodland, you can contact us by telephone on 01248 364362, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|How to Buy this Woodland:||
Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sales price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.