Middle Wood, Rhewl, near Ruthin, Denbighshire. 5.43 acres of medal-winning hardwoods for £46,000 freehold [#A581]
Mature ash and cherry on level ground with a vigorous mixed-species under-storey, vibrant ground flora and excellent hard road access in the heart of the Vale of Clwyd.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 116.
National Grid Ref:
- Visitor parking: SJ 104 600.
- Wood centre: SJ 101 601.
Nearest postcode: LL15 2UB.
This medal-winning wood lies at the heart of a larger private forest. A brief inspection will confirm the reason for the award, revealing quality multi-aged hardwoods which are clearly the result of many years’ careful management.
Middle Wood lies on flat ground sheltered by other woodland amidst the rolling pastures of the Vale of Clwyd. The fertile soils are lime-rich and the consequent vigorous tree growth is clear to see. The mature widely-spread canopy ash are of excellent form as are the smaller number of mature cherry. All promise to produce top quality millwood. Despite the winter weather, the stems appear wind-firm suggesting plenty of management scope including longer-term retention. However if it is decided to harvest some or all of the mature stems, then the under-storey offers a useful successional crop.
Scattered through the canopy are a number of coupes with vigorous stands of ash and cherry between 15 and 25 years old. The growth rates and good form of these young trees are both very evident. In the sub-canopy there is a light shrub layer dominated by hazel, but also with elements of holly, elder and hawthorn plus some young elm and sycamore. The floor is characteristic of long-established woodland supporting a wide variety of woodland flowers including wood anemone, bluebell, cow parsley, a variety of ferns, wild garlic and dog’s mercury.
The wood supports a broad fauna including badgers, foxes, bats, buzzards and a wide range of woodland songbirds encouraged by a number of bird-boxes. It is well served by an excellent recently upgraded hard track which links to a private parking spur on the northeast edge of the wood, enabling easy access by car.
With multi-aged crops, quality stems, privacy and a beautiful rural location, this wood will certainly appeal to those looking to manage a compact wood in unrivalled surroundings. Silviculture, logs for the wood-burner, woodland camping and habitat conservation are among just some of the pleasures awaiting the new owner of this easily-worked wood.
To View This Woodland
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.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
Leave the A55 at St Asaph and head south on the A525. After Denbigh continue on this road for a further 4½ miles to the small village of Rhewl. Just before the village take the first right after the 40 MPH sign (immediately before a stone cottage and before crossing the bridge), via a concrete apron (A) onto a stone track that runs up the hill between avenue trees.
Continue uphill between fields for 350 metres and then into the wood at the top. Continue a further 200 metres through the wood and park in the large hard-standing area to the right (B) just before the track re-enters fields.
Take the right hand of the two gates into the wood and walk about 200 metres until you see a row of red-topped posts in a narrow ride to your left. Middle Wood is on your left after this point.
The northeast boundary (CF) is the northeast side of the main access track.
The northwest boundary (EF) is the southeast side of soft track marked by yellow-topped posts.
The southwest boundary (DE) is the northeast side of the soft track marked by blue-topped posts.
The southeast boundary (CD) is marked by a line of red-topped posts in a narrow ride.
The sporting rights are included and are not let.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
There is a right of access for all purposes to the property via the track ABC.
A right of access is reserved to others over the track CF.
Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
There are no fencing obligations.
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.