Hickwall Glade, near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. 4.93 acres of fine veteran beech and mixed broadleaf woodland. £61,000 (freehold) [#E967]
A stunning Ancient Woodland in peaceful surroundings, with excellent vehicular access including two access points and a useful area of hardstanding.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 165.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SP 928 087.
- Centre of wood: SP 928 086.
Nearest postcode: HP23 6LT.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Hickwall Glade, set in the picturesque Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a gem of an Ancient Woodland. It spans close to five acres of stunning beech, oak and mixed broadleaf glades growing on easily manageable level ground. Located in Hertfordshire close to the historic settlement of Tring, the large town of Hemel Hempstead is around 15 minutes away by car.
The wood is accessible by two separate gates, one of which opens onto a useful area of hardstanding (approx. 8 x 8 metres). A newly surfaced granite track then follows the northern boundary, fringed by notable beech towering in the upper canopy and standing over dense thickets of holly and hazel shrubs. The primary tree species of Hickwall Glade is beech, with scatterings of good quality, clean stemmed veteran oaks and pockets of younger trees mainly birch, beech and oak.
Hickwall is an old term for woodpecker, of which calls can frequently be heard along with owls, chiffchaffs and even a chance nightingale amongst others. Several species of deer migrate the wider wood, and signs of badger and fox are evident. The fertile Ancient Woodland soils host a diverse flora including wood sedge, several fern species, primrose, honeysuckle and a plethora of woodland fungi including fly agaric and ceps.
This wonderful parcel of wilderness has much to offer, the potential for sylvicultural activities includes light thinning and respacing works or opening the upper canopy and underplanting with suitable species. Recreational activities might consist of observing the abundant wildlife, wild camping, woodland crafts or even foraging for wild foods.
If It Were Mine
I would maintain the woodland by thinning out younger trees where needed, re-establish internal management tracks and enhance the already diverse wildlife by installing suitable nest boxes.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- From Junction 11 of the A41 take the B4635 (or Aylesbury Road) towards Tring.
- After ¾ of a mile passing the sign to Tring take the second right called Park Road.
- Continue along Park Road for ½ a mile passing The Castle pub on the right.
- Take the next right along Hastoe Lane and continue for 800 metres passing under a bridge.
- Turn left and continue for 1 ¼ miles passing the turning to your right.
- You will see a gate on the right with our ‘Woods4Sale’ sign attached, please park here being careful not to obstruct the lane.
- Climb the gate (point A on the plan). Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Hickwall Glade is ahead and to the left.
- The northwest boundary is the outside of the track.
- The northeast boundary is a metal fence between the woodland and the road.
- The southwest boundary is partly the inside of the track and partly marked by wooden posts and trees with blue paint.
- The southeast boundary is half a metre from the inside of the track.
We believe the sporting rights are owned and included in the sale of this woodland. We have no evidence to indicate otherwise. Part of the larger property may have been Copyhold and subject to Manorial Rights. There is an Indemnity Policy in place to insure against this possibility.
We believe the mineral rights are owned and included in the sale of this woodland. We have no evidence to indicate otherwise. Part of the larger property may have been Copyhold and subject to Manorial Rights. There is an Indemnity Policy in place to insure against this possibility
Rights Of Way
- A right of way is reserved for the benefit of other woodland users marked AB.
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes marked BC and DE on the plan.
- All shared rights of way are covered by a maintenance clause, with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
- There are no fencing liabilities.
- A planning condition prevents this woodland from having a new fence erected on the unfenced boundaries.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. 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 sale 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.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they 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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.