Munch Wood, 2.89 acres of mid aged broadleaved woodland near to Romsley, between Halesowen and Bromsgrove, Worcestershire for £31,500 (freehold) [#M979]
A young broadleaved woodland of oaks and birch with great firewood potential, excellent access, situated in the quiet Worcestershire countryside, conveniently located between Halesowen and Bromsgrove.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 139.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 957 783.
- Centre of wood: SO 950 782.
Nearest postcode: B62 0JY.
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.
Tucked away in quiet rural Worcestershire, Munch Wood occupies part of a larger wood that sits in an idyllic landscape of gentle rolling hills, punctuated by woodland and grazing pasture. This wood is set within an Ancient Woodland and features an abundance of young chestnut, birch, sycamore, rowan and oak. The trees here are predominantly 15 -20 years old and have a few mature oaks and chestnut scattered within. The younger trees are densely populated and at pole length which makes Munch Wood ideal for a small woodland project that could yield some good quality and easily managed firewood or even the more creative skill of bodging.
This wood has an undisturbed and quiet feel that is attractive to all wildlife alike and is frequented by Muntjac and Sika deer. There is an abundance of flora with notable ferns such as the Hard-fern and the golden-scaled fern. The floor is adorned with seasonal flowers of bluebell and wood anemones with vines of lovely scented honeysuckle reaching head height.
Access to Munch Wood is through a secure gate, along a hard surfaced forest track allowing the owner full vehicular access in a two wheel drive car. There is also a soft track that that runs along the north east boundary. The wood is easily reached from Romsley and is within a few minutes drive of junction 4 of the M5.
An overage clause on this property provides for 25% of the increase in the value of the land upon the granting of planning permission to be paid to a previous owner up until April 2020. After this the overage clause lapses.
If It Were Mine
I would mark all the nice oaks to keep, then regularly thin out the competing birch and rowan, allowing the remaining trees to improve their footing and fill the canopy. I would use the timber for firewood and possibly sell to the local market. I would also consider cutting a path through the wood and even create a shelter.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
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 Halesowen, take the B4551 heading south to Romsley.
- Turn right onto Farley Lane, approximately 300 metres after passing through Romsley.
- After a further 500 metres stay on Farley Lane through the left bend and in 200 metres the woodland entrance is signposted on the right.
- The woodland entrance is set back from the road. The locked steel gate has a Woods4Sale sign on it.
- Park safely without blocking access. I’m sorry but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- Climb over the gate (point A on the plan) and walk following the hard surfaced track straight down the hill for circa 865 metres.
- At the bottom of the hill beyond the hedge is grazed grassland pasture (point B).
- Follow the hard surfaced track to the right for a further 180 metres to the edge of Munch Wood (point C on the plan).
- The woodland starts here and is to the right of the track.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by red paint on boundary trees and wooden posts set back from the far edge of the soft track.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by green paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The south boundary is indicated by green paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The west boundary is indicated by yellow paint on boundary trees and wooden posts set back from the far edge of the forest track.
The woodland comes with full sporting rights.
The mineral rights are reserved to the previous owner.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public rights of way in the wood.
- There is a right of way granted for the woodland owner all the way from the council highway to the boundary of the Wood (marked ABC on the plan).
- A right of way is reserved over points CD and DX for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers these rights of way.
There are no fencing liabilities.
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.