Robins Nest, near Tring, Hertfordshire. 2.08 acres of Ancient Beech Woodland for £28,500 (freehold) [#E927]
An attractive Ancient Woodland in rural Hertfordshire benefiting from vehicular access and an abundance of wildlife.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 165.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SP 929 085.
- Centre of wood: SP 925 087.
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.
Robins Nest is a classic beech Ancient Woodland, nestled in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a picturesque region of Hertfordshire. This wood is a few miles from the bustling town of Tring and around 30 minutes’ drive from the larger town of Hemel Hempstead.
The topography of Robins Nest is mainly level, with some slight dips and a large hollow towards the eastern track which defines one of the wood's boundaries. The forest soils are fertile clays with flint deposits and are slowly permeable. A rich fungal community that has evolved over many centuries is a particular feature of this lovely woodland.
The wood’s upper canopy is mainly beech and sweet chestnut, the mid-canopy is rapidly growing birch and beech with abundant hazel and holly in the shrub layer. In places, there are older birch trees (around 50-70 years old), some have large burrs, a favoured material of wood turners and crafts people. In other parts, large open areas create a diverse habitat, great for wildlife.
The herb layer is a combination of ferns, grasses and sedges. In places, there are some small clearings where insects feed. A number of butterflies are known to the region such as the white admiral and pearl-bordered fritillary. Several species of deer, including muntjac and Chinese water can be seen and a diverse woodland bird population nest and feed. In particular, a resident barn owl is often heard calling.
If It Were Mine
For conservation purposes, a programme of coppicing the sweet chestnut stools would open up the canopy, further enriching the butterfly and insect population. This, along with respacing the younger birch would have the added benefit of yielding a quantity of woodfuel - for the logburner perhaps?
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 supply keys for viewings.
- Continue along the track for 450 metres passing a left turn (point B) carrying on to the crossroads (point C).
- Robins Nest is to the right.
- The eastern boundary is the outside of the track.
- The southern boundary is the outside of the granite track.
- The northwest boundary is marked by trees and wooden posts with blue paint.
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
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes for Robins Nest from the roadside gate up to the woodland boundary marked ABC and EF on the plan.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CD and FC for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
- All shared rights of way are covered by a maintenance clause, with liability according to use.
- A public footpath defines the southeast boundary.
- 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 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.
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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.