Chiffchaff Wood, Ruthin, North Wales, 2.80 acres of mixed woodland for £25,000 (freehold) [#M684]
A mixed woodland of largely beech, mixed broadleaves and Douglas fir, with easy access from Ruthin in a quiet location, just outside the market town of Ruthin.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 116.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SJ 121 573.
- Centre of wood: SJ 116 561.
Nearest postcode: LL15 2AA.
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.
Chiffchaff Wood is located on the edge of a much larger wood in a very quiet and peaceful location just outside the pretty Welsh town of Ruthin. Originally the woodland was part of the Ruthin Castle Estate and managed by the Forestry Commission.
Chiffchaff Wood is dominated by mature beech trees (circa 50 years), which include a smaller number of other species such as ash, oak, holly and yew. The beech are growing very well, and some individual trees have reached a substantial size. There is a smaller group of mature Douglas fir in the north east corner, greatly adding to the diversity and colour of the woodland.
There is a good understorey of young beech and ash, along with pockets of cherry and hawthorn, setting the tone for the next generation of trees. The woodland further benefits from areas of light management set amongst limestone outcrops giving a more open feel to the wood.
Chiffchaff Wood is surrounded on all sides by other woodland with a tall limestone wall featuring to the south. The wall is constructed from the limestone rock that lies not far under the soil.
Springtime brings a colourful display of carpets of bluebells, intermingled with wood anemones and toothwort, with scented honeysuckle growing up the younger trees and shrubs.
Chiffchaff Wood lies just outside the market town of Ruthin, with easy access from the A55 expressway to the north, or the A5 to the south. The wood is accessed via a well-built hard surfaced track suitable for a 2WD car leading to a turning and parking area. There is a hard track running inside the woodland along the northern boundary.
Chiffchaff Wood would be the perfect choice for those wanting to own a smaller woodland with opportunities for light management, providing useful timber for home use, some firewood, along with camping and/or other recreational activities.
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
From Ruthin town centre follow signs for Bala on the A494. About 800 metres from the last mini-roundabout on the edge of the town you will see double wooden gates on your right hand side. Just inside the gates is a sign saying “Castle Wood”. These are the main gates to the forest.
The gates are kept locked and you will have to park here, climb the gate, and walk in along the forest road for almost one mile to reach Chiffchaff Wood. This will take you 10-15 minutes. If this is too far for you, please call our office to arrange for an appointment for an accompanied viewing. We are sorry but we do not provide keys for unaccompanied viewings.
From the gate (point A on the plan), follow the hard road round a couple of bends, along a straight, for 710 metres, and then keep right where the road splits (point B on the plan). Continue on the hard road for 440 metres until you get to a wooden post with a green and red painted top (point C on the plan). Turn left at this post and continue along the hard forest road for a further 180 metres, until you come to a wooden post with a green painted top. Take the left fork here (point D on the plan).
Continue up the forest road for a further 560 metres to point E on the plan, marked with a post painted with a yellow top. Chiffchaff Wood is now in front of you and on your left.
The north boundary is the northern edge of the grassy track, indicated by yellow paint marks on boundary trees and wooden posts.
The east boundary is indicated by yellow paint marks on boundary trees and wooden posts.
The south boundary is the wall
The west boundary is east side of the forest track indicated by red paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
The woodland comes with full sporting rights.
These are reserved, but the owners of Chiffchaff Wood have the right to take stone, sand and gravel for the construction and maintenance of roads, rides and fences (with the necessary permissions).
Rights Of Way
The woodland owner will have a right of way from the council road and along the private forest road ABCDEF on the plan below.
There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
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 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.